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Destination Crossroads: The 2001 series

 

In 1988 nobody could have predicted that 12 years later the cameras would start rolling on a new version of Crossroads. In that time, ITV had sold off their major studio complex in Birmingham, and all network produced material was filmed at their Lenton Lane studio complex in Nottigham. Consequently many of the locations used for the series were actually in the EAST Midlands, rather than the WEST Midlands.

 

This page is under construction, and some images are temporary place-holders until we can source better screen captures.

  

Crossroads Hotel – Kings Oak

Episodes: Various

King’s Meadow Campus – Lenton Lane

The Hotel

 

The location used for the hotel was the back of the studio complex on Lenton Lane in Nottingham. This meant that exterior shots could be filmed easily, quickly and cheaply – important for a fast turnaround soap opera. ITV sold the building in 2005. It is now owned by the University of Nottingham and known as the Kings Meadow Campus. More information on the hotel locations can be found HERE.

 

LOCATED AT: NG7 2NA

 

Crematorium – Jill’s Funeral

Episode: 075 (TX: 15/06/01)

Bramcote Crematorium

Crematorium

 

The location for the funeral of Jill Chance was Bramcote Crematorium.

 

LOCATED AT: NG9 3JG

 

Village Square, Kings Oak

Episode: 045 (TX:04/05/01)

Episode: 047 (TX:08/05/01)

The Buttercross, Bingham

Village – Kings Oak

 

The Buttercross in the village of Bingham formed the impressive outdoor for many scenes throughout the series.

 

It was the location used for Adam’s wedding proposal, and where Sean tried to scare Nicola.

 

LOCATED: NG13 8AP

Crossroads Hotel Lake

Episode: 021 (TX:02/04/01)

Wollaton Park Lake

Hotel Lake

 

The lake, supposedly just behind the hotel can be found at Wollaton Hall.

 

LOCATED AT: NG8 2AE

Vic Barnes House

Episode 206: (TX:21/01/02)

Private House, Widmerpool - Temporary Image

Vic Barne’s House

 

In Widmerpool, near Keyworth is this rather impressive house. As you would expect it is not really visible from the road though.

 

LOCATED AT: PRIVATE

Church – Kings Oak

Episode 224: (TX:20/02/02)

Episode 225: (TX:21/02/02)

Episode 226: (TX:26/02/02)

Episode 227: (TX:27/02/02)

Thurgaton Priory

Church

 

Thurgarton Priory formed the backdrop to the (slightly bizarre) scenes involving Adam’s suicide attempt.

 

You can find out more about these episodes by clicking HERE

 

LOCATED NEAR: NG14 7GR

Church – Kings Oak

Episode: 307 (TX:12/08/2002)

St. Mary and All Saints Church, Bingham

Kings Oak Church

 

St. Mary and All Saints church in Bingham was used as the location for many of the storylines in the show. It featured prominently at the Christening of Holly Stocks and the aborted wedding of Mark and Sarah Jane. The distinctive lych gate appeared several times.

 

LOCATED AT: NG13 8DR

Patrick’s Grave – Kings Oak

Episode: 195 (TX:20/12/01)

St. Mary and All Saints Church, Bingham

Kings Oak Church

 

St. Mary and All Saints church in Bingham was also used for the graveyard where Patrick Russell was buried.

 

LOCATED AT: NG13 8DR

Pub – Kings Oak

Episode:150 (TX:03/10/01)

The Salutation, Keyworth

Village Pub

 

Before the producers built “The Cat In The Moon” in 2003, “The Salutation” Pub in Keyworth was often used in the series.

 

Tracey and Bradley came here for a quiet drink or two.. before their ill fated affair.

 

LOCATED AT: NG12 5AD

Pub – Kings Oak

Episode: 004 (TX:08/03/01)

The Peacock Inn, Redmile

Village Pub

 

When Jill returned to Kings Oak, she spent a lot of time drowning her sorrows. Bradley picked up a very worse-for-wear looking Jill from outside this pub at the beginning of the series.

 

It is “The Peacock Inn” in Redmile

 

LOCATED AT: NG13 0GB

Kings Oak Café (Version 1)

Episode:002 (TX:06/03/01)

Private House, Redmile

Kings Oak Café (Version 1)

 

Just opposite the Peacock pub, on Main Street in Redmile is this building which formed the real life location for the KO café. It is now a private house and the café window has been replaced by a garage door.

 

Later in the series an alternative exterior was used…

 

LOCATED NEAR: NG13 0GB

Kings Oak Café - Temporary Image

Restaurant, Market Place, Bingham

Kings Oak Café (Version 2)

 

Later in the series an alternative exterior was shown to represent the Kings Oak Café. It is now a restaurant.

 

LOCATED AT: NG13 8AP

 

Destination Crossroads: The 2003 series

 

At the end of 2002, with 320 episodes under their belts, the producers of Crossroads stopped filming. ITV brought in executive producer Yvon Grace and asked her to revamp the series. The following locations were seen on screen between January and May 2003.

 

 

Crossroads Hotel – Kings Oak

Episodes: Various

King’s Meadow Campus – Lenton Lane

The Hotel

 

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.

 

Columns / Pillars were added to the entrance and the flower beds at either side gained new larger walls. You can read more about this location by following the link HERE

 

LOCATED AT: NG7 2NA

 

The Cat In The Moon, Kings Oak

Episode:001/321 (TX:13/01/03)

Episode:002/322 (TX:14/01/03)

The Chesterfield Arms, Bingham

Cat In The Moon Pub – Kings Oak

 

The King’s Oak Café did not appear in this version of the series, instead the CHESTERFIELD ARMS in Bingham doubled for “The Cat In The Moon” pub, run by Dave and Oona Stocks.

 

In reality this is just down the road from the Buttercross - where Adam proposed to Jill in 2001

 

LOCATED AT: NG13 8AL

 

Street, Kings Oak

Episode:002/322 (TX:14/01/03)

Church Street, Bingham

Un-named Road – Kings Oak

 

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

 

LOCATED NEAR: NG13 8AL

 

 

Thrumpton Hall,Thrumpton

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. The venue is now available to hire for weddings.

 

LOCATED AT: NG11 0AX

Bishop Black’s Church - Temporary Image

All Saints Church, Thrumpton

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.

 

More information can be found HERE which is where the recent picture comes from.

 

LOCATED AT: NG11 0AW

 

Hotel Orangery, Kings Oak – Temporary Image

Episode: 044/363 (TX:13/03/03)

 

The Hotel 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.

 

LOCATED NEAR: NG12 3FU

 

Kings Oak Tandoori – Temporary Image

Episode: 009 / 329 (TX:23/01/03)

Country Carpets - Bingham

 

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 was a clothing shop on Market Street in Bingham. It is now a carpets and flooring shop.

 

LOCATED AT: NG13 8AP

 

Village Hall, Kingston on Soar

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!

 

LOCATED AT: NG11 0LR

 

 

Bus Stop, Kings Oak – Temporary Image

Episode:

Village Pump, Kingston on Soar

Bus Stop

 

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.

 

LOCATED NEAR: NG11 0LR

 

Murray’s Cottage, Kings Oak – Temporary Image

Episode: 041/361 (TX:10/03/03)

Smithy Farm, Widmerpool

Murray’s Cottage

 

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

 

LOCATED AT: NG12 5PY

Stocks Supermarket, Kings Oak

Episode 098/4128 (TX:30/05/03)

 

Stock’s 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

 

LOCATED AT: NG2 7RS

 

 

 

The information given on this page is given in good faith – and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy – however, mistakes do happen. We are not responsible for any losses or inconvenience caused if you choose to use this information to go location hunting yourself!