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Father Brown Filming Locations (Blockley – Cotswolds)

Author G.K. Chesterton wrote 53 short stories featuring amateur detective Father Brown between 1910 and 1936. These stories have been collected and published in a series of compilations.

Father Brown is known for using intuitive methods for solving crime, and has appeared in many other formats over the last century including TV, Movies, Radio and Audiobooks.

Most recently, Mark Williams has played the role of Father Brown in a BBC TV series based on the character. This version began airing in 2013 and is set in the 1950s in the fictional village of Kembleford in the Cotswolds.

Where was Father Brown filmed?

The TV series is filmed on location in the village of Blockley and surrounding areas in the Cotswolds. Blockley is in Gloucestershire, England, and is around 2 hours’ drive from London. The nearest railway station is Moreton-in-Marsh, which is about three miles from Blockley.

A view of Blockley - geograph.org.uk - 1591024

High Street, Blockley, Gloucestershire-geograph-4480493

Father Brown’s St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church is filmed on location at Blockley’s St Peter and St Paul Church. The village vicarage also plays a role as Father Brown’s residence.

St Peter and St Paul, Blockley

Filming the Father Brown series in Blockley Churchyard

The Square, Blockley, with St Peter and St Paul Church, and the Riley RMA used for filming Father Brown

Books
  • The Innocence of Father Brown (1911)
  • The Wisdom of Father Brown (1914)
  • The Incredulity of Father Brown (1926)
  • The Secret of Father Brown (1927)
  • The Scandal of Father Brown (1935)
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