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10 Poldark Facts


10 Poldark Facts

1. Trerice House was Winston Graham’s inspiration for the estate that features in Poldark

2. Porthgwarra can be seen later in the series – one of my properties, Carn Scathe is located there

3. Winston Graham lived in Perranporth – you can now sit on a memorial seat at the site where he wrote the first two novels

4. Charlestown with its Grade II Listed harbour, complete with Tall Ships, is a popular film location, as well as Poldark it starred in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland and Dr Who

5. Church Cove, Gunwalloe on the Lizard was used for night time filming of shipwreck scenes

6. The city of Truro was the true inspiration for the story

7. Levant Mine plays the role of the fictional Tressiders Rolling Mill while Owles and Crowns near Botallack stars as Wheal Leisure

8. Demelza is a Cornish girls name with the meaning ‘fort on the hill’

9. Most of the new Poldark series was filmed in Cornwall during the summer of 2014

10. Winston Graham wrote 12 Poldark novels, the March/April 2015 series will cover the first two


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