Surrey

Nonsuch Park's mansion featured in film

One of the rooms at the Mansion House in Nonsuch Park that was used for filming
Image caption Film-makers used the great hall and dining room at the mansion in Nonsuch Park

Scenes filmed in a mansion in a 16th Century park in Surrey have been used in a film being broadcast on Sunday.

The Mansion House in Nonsuch Park, Cheam, was a location for the film From Time to Time, which tells the story of a boy's discovery of his family's past.

Epsom council said filming took place at the mansion during 10 days in October 2008.

Scenes filmed at Nonsuch show the great hall and dining room. Gypsy campsite scenes were filmed in Nonsuch Park.

Royal palace

The film, starring Dame Maggie Smith, and based on The Chimneys of Green Knowe by Lucy M Boston, was also filmed at Athelhampton House in Dorset.

Epsom council said the Surrey borough had a mix of heritage and historic buildings and wide open green spaces that made it an ideal location for filming.

Historians have said Henry VIII built a palace at Nonsuch Park but when he died the building remained unfinished.

It was later completed and passed through the ownership of the 12th earl of Arundel, Elizabeth I and Charles II.

Charles II gave it to his mistress, Barbara Villiers, who demolished it and only small remnants can still be seen.

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