“ Manor House is situated in a beautiful part of leafy Surrey, in a conservation area. The whitewashed columned Manor House is entered through a large glazed entrance hall, with an impressive staircase and first floor open landing. This part of the house dates back to the 18th century. The Manor house sits in its own grounds consisting of gardens and parkland of 17 acres. It is a short distance from central London and the major airports. It is used as a school in term time but this leaves a large period of time when the building and grounds can be accessed. ”

Mrs Miller

Architectural History

There has been a Manor House on this site since the Norman Conquest. The current Queen Anne house was built in 1710. It was one of the smallest Manors in the country and had (still has) a close association with Little Bookham All Saints’ Church. The Church dates from the 12th century and can be seen over the garden walls. It also has a connecting walkway to the Manor. The 17 acres of Grounds, Gardens and Parkland offer film-makers a variety of spaces in which to work.

Architectural Features

The front elevation of Manor House comprises two curved bays joined by a double bay with a large porticoed entrance, all of three storeys, with tall sash windows on the ground and first storeys. The ground floor windows open onto the front lawn and those on the first floor onto balconies. There is an additional two-storey wing to one side. The front exterior of the Manor is painted a brilliant white, catching the light and offsetting the lawn and surrounding greenery. Inside, the Manor boasts a large Hall and Drawing Room, both with an impressive open working fire. There is a magnificent original Staircase and first floor open Landing. There is also an open air Swimming Pool and extensive Grounds. There are a variety of other buildings in the Grounds, some made of old brick or oak. There is also a large barn type building which contains a Gym and a Stage.

Filming Attributes

This is a very private site. The House and lawns, etc. cannot be seen from the road and therefore offer actors and crew a relaxing environment. There is parking for approx. 50 cars and some hard standing outside the House. Wi-Fi connections and kitchen facilities can be made available by arrangement. There is a generous provision of electrical sockets throughout. The use of candles, animals, smoke machines and heavy plant machinery may be permitted by prior arrangement.

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Special Considerations

  • Animals Allowed
  • Hotworks
  • Night Shoots
  • Weekend Shoots

Topography

The Gardens and Parkland are extensive, offering ‘wild and woody’ to formal lawns with gravel walkways. Manor House is very easy to reach from the M25 (J9 and J10 are approx. 4 miles from the school). There are two train stations serving central London less than 2 miles away. Both Gatwick and Heathrow Airports are within 30 miles. It would be possible to land a helicopter in the grounds.

Crew and Relevant Links

Contact

Email: nancy.sheridan@heritage4media.com

Phone: Heritage4Media: 07736 364722

Website: http://www.manorhouseschool.org/