Hampden House  (Great Hampden)

Hampden House in Great Hampden, near Great Missenden, was the once headquarters of Hammer Films during the filming of the TV series and was used extensively, popping up in many of the thirteen episodes as well as in the opening title credits. Hammer made good use of both the exterior and interior, and so I felt the house needed a location page all of its own.

The grade I listed house was built in the 14th century and was the ancestoral home of the Hampden family until 1978 when Hammer Films purchased the property, no doubt seeing great filming potential in the gothic structure. An insurance company now own the property and although closed to the public, it can be hired for weddings.
The house most notably appears in the following episodes:

The Series Opening Title Sequence
The Thirteenth Reunion
Charlie Boy
Children of the Full Moon
Carpathian Eagle
Guardian of the Abyss
Growing Pains
Two Faces of Evil
Witching Time (Church Only)


Drew Crowstar, a visitor to the site and forum member, has managed to take some fantastic interior shots of Hampden House when he was there recently in the capacity of a photographers assistant. The staff at Hampden House kindly gave Drew access to some out-of-bound areas such as Mrs. Ardoy's hallway and the gallery above the main hall. He has kindly provided the following photos



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