Where is Gunpowder filmed? The historic locations behind the BBC's drama series

A new BBC drama series called Gunpowder, which tells the story behind the infamous November 5 plot, was filmed at several locations across Yorkshire. Find out where...

Drama documentary Gunpowder throws a spotlight on the 400-year-old Gunpowder Plot to blow up King James I of England and Parliament in 1605.

Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington takes the lead role of Robert Catesby who, rather than the notorious Guy Fawkes, was the real mastermind behind the plot.

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The three-part series is scheduled to air from October 21 and, as well as Harington, features a stellar cast including Sherlock Holmes actor Mark Gatiss, Lord of the Rings’ actress Liv Tyler and Tom Cullen from Downton Abbey.

Gunpowder was filmed in a variety of locations across Yorkshire.

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Fans of Wuthering Heights may recognise East Riddlesden Hall, a Grade I-listed National Trust-owned property in Keighley, West Yorkshire. The hall (oictured below) has foundations dating as far back as 973 and was used in adaptations of Wuthering Heights in both 1992 and again in 2009. The National Trust took over the deeds of the site in 1934.

Dalton Mills, also in Keighley, was another location used during the making of the Gunpowder series. The mill employed 2,000 workers between 1869 and 1877 and was once the biggest textile mill in the region. Some of the interior scenes in Gunpowder were shot here.

Early in 2017, the cast of Gunpowder filmed scenes at Oakwell Hall, an Elizabethan manor house located in Birstall, West Yorkshire. Another Grade I listed building, Oakwell was built by John Batt in 1583 and now operates as a 'living museum'. The place provided the inspiration for 'Fieldhead' in Charlotte Bronte’s classic 19th-century novel, Shirley.

The ruins of a medieval 12th-century Cistercian monastery, Kirkstall Abbey (above), were also used in the filming of the BBC One series. The abbey is situated on the banks of the River Aire in Leeds. There are some buildings which were back in 1182 which are still standing today, including the church, chapterhouse. Kirkstall Abbey closed in 1539 and became part of King Henry VIII’s Dissolution of the Monasteries.

Haddon Hall (below) in the Peak District was also used for the filming of some scenes in Gunpowder. The hall has in the past played a pivotal role in no less than three Jane Eyre films - Elizabeth, The Other Boleyn Girl and Pride and Prejudice.

Haddon Hall in the Peak District

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