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Portwenn Online
A Magical Cornish Village
Doc Martin is
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Locations - S1E4
The Portwenn Effect
The Platt - Louisa invites Martin to dance
Mrs Potter's house
The Surgery
(see Main Locations)
School (see Main Locations)
Auto Repair Shop
Martin driving to Stewart's house
Stewart's house
Portwenn Players' Dance
Police Station
(see S1 Locations)
House on Placetree Lane -
Stewart destroying birdhouses
Cronk house
(see S1 Locations)
Martin & Mark driving to Stewart's house
Mark chasing Peter Cronk
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Links to location websites in green
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The Platt - Louisa invites Martin to dance
Mrs Potter's house
Auto Repair Shop
Martin & Mark driving to Stewart's house
Mark chasing Peter Cronk
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A group of people are standing on The Platt (many with drinks in hand) when Martin walks by and Louisa beckons him
over.  She has just purchased two tickets to the Portwenn Players' Dance and she offers one to him, but he declines.
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Mrs Potter's house is on Roscarrock Hill,
just up and across from the Surgery.  
The interior scenes were filmed on the
ground floor of this cottage.

The home has a very prominent place on
the top of the cliff above the harbour.
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Martin walks into the auto repair shop but finds his car is
not ready.

This is in the garage attached to the petrol station
that was used in S1E2.  You can see over Martin's
shoulder the garage across the street - the windows
over the door and the large brackets.

In real life, the petrol station used to be painted gold
and blue but is now painted white and is no longer a
petrol station - just a garage.
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Martin drives out to Stewart's house.  Thanks to Bev Teague for finding the first location.  Martin stops to get his
bearings and we can see a building in the background.  As the camera pans to the left we can see a grouping of
windmills far in the distance.  Then, the camera continues to pan left as Martin makes a slight right turn and we
see where he is heading - it's through a cattle grid with fencing on either side of the road.  Bev found this at
an intersection at Davidstow Airfield, which is a location they often use for filming.
House on Placetree Lane
Stewart destroying birdhouses
Martin driving to Stewart's house
Portwenn Players' Dance
Stewart's house
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Recently, Bev Teague found
Stewart's house!  It is east of St
Breward and it took a 40 minute
walk across the moor to get a
picture for us.  

You can see the matching trees
from the screenshot and Bev's
picture circled in red.
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The Portwenn Players' Dance took place in the old Church Hall.  This building is located at the top of Fore
Street where Fore Street, New Road and Back Hill meet.
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When Joe finds Martin leaving the hall where the
dance is taking place, he tells him that Stewart
has gone crazy at the back of Placetree Lane.

When they arrive, they are walking from Middle
Street, just in front of Brook Edge Cottage.  They
then walk behind The Manor House and look up
to the elevated patios on the backs of the next
two cottages on
Church Hill (The Pip and Appletree Cottage).

You can get a glimpse of this area from Google
Street view on Church Hill.

You can see Al running up the wooden staircase
right next to the Manor House.
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Mark and Martin driving to Stewart's house the morning after the dance was filmed at the old
Davidstow Airfield, a location that the show often uses for driving scenes.
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The building where Peter spends the night is
again on the road that runs through the old
Davidstow Airfield.  You can see that it was shot
from the left side of the building and you can
see Brown Willy (right side of the Street View)
behind the building.
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This home contains two holiday lets.  The ground floor is called "Northcliffe
Garden Flat" and the first floor is called "Northcliffe".
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When they see Peter walking on the road, he is
walking right next to that building.  When Mark
chases Peter you can see Brown Willy off in
the distance behind them.  The camera moves
to show Martin in the background and you can
see Rough Tor behind him.  In the Street View
picture you can see both of those peaks off in
the distance.
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We found out that the Doc
Martin crew erected the fence
and blue painted gate just for
the filming of this episode.  On
the satellite closeup view below
that may be the outline of where
the fence was placed (just above
the house in this overhead view).
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Bev suspects this scene may have
been shot at Cardinham Woods
(near Bodmin).

We'll keep looking!
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You can see the two different styles of windows
from the interior of the building circled in red.

They match the styles of the two circled windows
on different sides of the building, so we know the
interiors were filmed in that building.
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