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A Magical Cornish Village
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Locations - S1E6
Haemophobia
The Platt - sunbathers
The Surgery
(see Main Locations)
School (see Main Locations)
The Pub (see S1 Locations)
Aunt Joan's farm (see Main Locations)
Roger Fenn's house (see S1 Locations)
Hospital (see Main Locations)
Radio Portwenn (see S1 Locations)
Ice Cream Truck
Fish and Chip Shop
Cronk house
(see S1 Locations)
Drive down to beach
Ambulance drive to hospital
Drive back to Portwenn
Walking down hill toward village
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Links to location websites in green
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The Platt - sunbathers
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In the opening scene, Martin walks by a pair of sunbathers and closely examines a mole on the chest of one of the women.  
They are not amused with his attention and Louisa, who is sitting inside the pub reading a newspaper, calls Martin to the
door to try to smooth things over.  

This is an interestingly shot scene.  The women are sitting on a bench just outside of the door to The Mote and we see Martin
walk to the door and look into the pub/restaurant to talk to Louisa.  But Louisa is actually sitting at the bar in The Golden Lion,
which is around the corner and up one story from the entrance to The Mote.  So Martin's portion of the scene was shot on
the Platt in front of The Mote, and Louisa's portion of the scene was shot around the corner inside The Golden Lion.
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The bench is a few yards from the door of The
Mote (circled).  You walk up the hill and around
the corner to get to The Golden Lion where the
Louisa part of the scene was filmed.
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This is the main
door to The
Golden Lion.
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After walking in the door, the red arrow leads to the main part
of the pub.  There is another auxiliary bar to the side (circled)
and that is where Louisa was filmed.  In the screenshot
above you can see through the door behind her to the main
bar area.  Just to the left of her face is the door that opens
to the outside balcony.
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Below is a picture of the main bar area of the
pub.  The red arrow is pointing to the auxiliary
bar area where Louisa was sitting - with the
doorway between the two areas behind her.  

The picture to the left is of the auxiliary bar.  
Louisa would be sitting just to the right of
the taps.
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On the satellite view below, the red circle is the area on The Platt and the doorway to The Mote where
Martin and the sunbathers were filmed.

The yellow circle is The Golden Lion Pub where Louisa was filmed.
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Ice Cream Truck
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The ice cream truck is located in the village car
park near the top of the village.  This series was
filmed in 2004, and when I visited Port Isaac in
2016, the Kelly's Ice Cream truck was parked in
that same car park every day.
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Fish and Chip Shop
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Mrs Cronk's Fish and Chip Shop is located right around
the corner from the Cronk home on Fore Street, right next
to the building that was used for the Chemist in Series 1.  
The building they used is actually a fish and chip shop
called The Takeaway.  It's also directly across the road
from the building used as the school.

In Series 2 they will be in a different shop - one that is
assumed to be in Portwenn but was actually
filmed on Fore Street in Boscastle.
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Drive down to beach
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The Cronk house is located on Fore Street, just around the bend from where Fore Street turns away
from the harbour to the northeast.  When Peter, Martin and Louisa were in Mark's police vehicle
they went right by the cottage at the bend, past the row of cottages that includes the one where
Louisa will live in Series 3, and then onto The Platt right near The Mote restaurant.
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This is the route taken by Mark from behind
the Cronk's cottage (circled in red), past the
cottage at the bend and then the row of
cottages (yellow circles) and then down to
The Platt (blue circle).
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Ambulance drive to hospital
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In this shot of the ambulance racing Peter to the
hospital, we can see the silhouette of a church
behind them.  This is The Collegiate Church of
St Endellion.  

In the map below the red circle shows the location
of the ambulance, the yellow circle is the location
of the church, and the red arrow indicates that the
ambulance is actually headed toward Port Isaac
and not away from the village.  The hospital in
Truro is far to the south and east of this location.
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Drive back to Portwenn
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As they drive back to Portwenn, in this shot you
can see the St Endellion church in the
background, so it is almost in the same spot
where we saw the ambulance on the way to the
hospital.  You can match the exact spot on the
road with the church and the road sign.
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In the maps below you can see the church at St Endellion and the location of the taxi in the blue circles.  The blue
arrow shows the direction the taxi is driving, which would be correct as they are heading to Port Isaac (yellow star).  
The yellow arrows indicate where the taxi would make the left turn to head to the village.  But the red circles and
arrows show the actual direction that the taxi is traveling and turning as they did the filming.  I'm sure it was done
that way so the crew did not need to block the main access road to Port Isaac for the filming.   
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Just as they are turning off the main road you
can see this gate on the side of the road.

Right after the gate they leave the main road
to turn left on to this road.
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Walking down hill toward village
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After Louisa throws Martin out of the
taxi, he climbs up to the field adjacent
to the road, is greeted by the shaggy
dog, and sets off across the beautiful
countryside toward the village.

In the maps below you can see the
approximate area where Martin is
walking.  At the bottom of one of the
maps, the red circle and arrow show
the location and direction of the car as
it left the main road.  The exact place
where the taxi stops remains a mystery
since there is nothing along that
stretch of the road that would give a
clue to the location.
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