“ Hill Court and the surrounding estate are a traditionally-run family enterprise, which has been in the same family for over 400 years. The unspoilt rural location and range of buildings offer a variety of filming possibilities. We are keen to work with directors and crew, and are very happy to offer Hill Court for shoots. ”

Jane Jenner-Fust

Architectural History

Hill Court is a delightful mid 19th-century Neo-Classical house, set in the gardens of a 16th-century house which was previously sited here. It is fronted by parkland, and has an adjoining Norman Church and a Victorian stable block.

Architectural Features

The front elevation comprises bay windows and a Portico with stone columns. This stands above a Terrace with steps leading down to a lawn, enclosed by walls and adorned with an 18th-century Sun Dial. 18th-century Gate Piers support Metal Gates, formerly the carriage entrance. The garden walls are topped by Stone Urns, commemorating the marriages of some of the earliest members of the family; these date from the 18th century onwards. To the side and rear of the house are the Victorian Stable Block and Tack Room, complete with their original fittings, a Dove Cote, a Carriage Pond, a Potting Shed and a large Walled Garden, centred by a mulberry tree and with a small Orchard at one end. The adjoining church is in use a parish church, but it also contains the Private Chapel of the first generation of the family to live here. Internally the house comprises three main reception rooms on the ground floor. These are beautifully presented, and have polished wooden doors and windows, antique furniture and artefacts, and a large quantity of framed portraits. The principal room is centred by an impressive Carved Gilt Wood Fire Surround dating from the 1630s. The long corridors, both upstairs and on the ground floor, are joined by a Split-level Staircase, above which is a large Stained Glass Window.

Filming Attributes

Flexible and contemporary approach to filming and script content. Temporary re-decoration considered. All animals welcome. Weekend and Night shoots possible. The property is set well back from the lane running through the village. The yards and surrounding fields can be used for unit bases. Hot works would all be considered on request. The family are also willing to allow some cosmetic alterations as required. The property has many long corridors. Some accommodation on the estate could be made available for cast and crew.

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Special Considerations

  • Accommodate Unit Base
  • Accommodation for Cast & Crew
  • Animals Allowed
  • Hotworks
  • Weekend Shoots

Topography

From the back of the house there are clear views across and along the river Severn. For contemporary settings, both of the Severn suspension bridges and the Oldbury nuclear power station are also visible.
Set back from a minor road, elevated position with parkland stretching down to the road. Surrounded by farms with no road noise or flight path.
Hardstanding, parkland in front of house which is easily tracked, and available land close by. Will accommodate unit base of up to an acre.

15 mins from M5 jct14, 40 mins to Bristol studio bases.

Crew and Relevant Links

Contact

Email: nancy.sheridan@heritage4media.com

Phone: Heritage4Media: 07736 364722