Crossroads 2003: The Locations

 

As well as the dramatic change to the hotel exterior (see below) the 2003 version of the series also used a variety of new locations. This page will document some of the known locations used in the show. For the locations used in the 2001-2002 series, please CLICK HERE.

 

 

 

THE HOTEL EXTERIOR

 

The hotel exterior remained at the Carlton Television studios in Nottingham. The overall shape remained the same, but white render was added to most of the brickwork. For images of what the site looks like now, please CLICK HERE.

 

 

THE CAT IN THE MOON

 

The King’s Oak Café did not appear in this version of the series, instead the CHESTERFIELD in Bingham doubled for “The Cat In The Moon” pub, run by Dave and Oona Stocks. In reality, just down the road from the Buttercross where Adam proposed to Jill in 2001.

 

 

UN-NAMED ROAD

 

The road that Joe Lacey drives down, leading to the Cat In The Moon” is really Church Street in Bingham.

 

 

ETHAN BLACK’S HOUSE

 

A location used throughout the 2003 series was the house owned by Ethan Black. In reality this is Thrumpton Hall. The private lake was used in several scenes, notably the 1970’s flashback week. CLICK HERE to find out more

 

 

BISHOP BLACK’S CHURCH

 

Conveniently (for Bishop Black at least) the church in which he delivered his sermons is also in reality in the village of Thrumpton. “All Saints” church – CLICK HERE for more information and photographs.

 

 

“THE ORANGERY”

 

Fans of the original series (1964-1988) know that Crossroads was built on to Meg’s old house. It was nice therefore to see an old orangery become part of the locations. It is really at Colston Bassett Hall. I can’t find a photo at the moment!

 

 

KINGS OAK TANDOORI

 

To save the day when a load of Bollywood guests turn up at the hotel, Lola rushes to the Kings Oak Tandoori to buy food. In reality it is a clothing shop on Market Street in Bingham.

 

 

VALENTINE’S VILLAGE HALL

 

Valentine Starwood, aka Lionel Blair held his dance classes at the village hall in Kings Oak. In reality the hall is in the village of Kingston Upon Soar. The hall is available for hire – should you want to re-enact your favourite scenes!

 

 

BUS SHELTER

 

Scott waited for a bus by this charming green structure – which isn’t a bus stop at all, but the remains of the village pump in Kingston Upon Soar. In fact – not far from the village hall above. Took ages to find this one!

 

 

MURRAY’S COTTAGE

 

The location used for interiors of Murray’s cottage were filmed at Smithy Farm, Widmerpool, NG12 5PY.

 

 

STOCKS SUPERMARKET

 

Although only the interiors were used, the supermarket used in the final scenes was “Somerfield” at Compton Acres Shopping Centre, West Bridgford The store has now been replaced by a TESCO. Exterior image © Graham Mcgrath. You can also CLICK HERE for more about the supermarket site.

 

 

 

 

More locations will be added to this page at a later date. If you have any information about locations used during the series, please do get in touch using the contact details at the top of this page.