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Keywords:BBC, Chastleton House, HOMES/HOUSES, Hilary Mantell, King Henry VIII, National Trust, PLACES, Thomas Cromwell, Tudor, Wolf Hall, filming, filming on location, historical drama, novel
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Chastleton House was built by a rich wool merchant, whose descendants later lost their wealth and so could not afford to update the original building. For that reason Chastleton has remained an exceptionally well-preserved time capsule.
Chastleton’s small stone courtyard provided the location for the dramatic scenes from Cromwell’s miserable childhood at a blacksmiths in Putney, while interiors represent Wolf Hall itself, the Seymour family seat and the place where Jane Seymour first catches Henry’s eye.