"Trog" Filming locations
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The location filming of "Trog" commenced in July 1969 in and around the area of Berkshire, England.
The most prominent location site used in the film was New Lodge, which served as the exterior of the "Brockton Research Center."
New Lodge is located near the village of Winkfield, and was built as a private residence in 1857. In 1969, the building was owned by the British Transport Commission, who had purchased it in 1956.
Today, New Lodge serves as a 30-unit administrative office building, with its exterior remaining true to it's original architecture.
(Above: A contemporary photo of New Lodge)
The interior scenes for the "Brockton Research Center" were filmed in Oakley Court, which is approximately 3 miles away from New Lodge.
Director Freddie Francis had only recently filmed parts of his film "Girly" at Oakley Court before returning to it again for "Trog."
Built in 1859, Oakley Court was once owned by Hammer Films, and served as home to the production company.
The building's interior and exterior has been used in a number of films. It's most notable screen presence is in 1975's "The Rocky Horror Picture Show."
The mansion is located within walking distance to the then Bray Film Studios, which served as the sound stage for "Trog."
Today the building is used as a luxury hotel. You can visit their website at: www.OakleyCourt.co.uk
(Above: A contemporary photo of Oakley Court)
(Above: Contemporary interior views of Oakley Court rooms depicted in "Trog")
Bray Film Studios is where the majority of "Trog" was filmed, which included the cave, laboratory and courtroom scenes.
The building (known as Down Place) was built in 1750 along the side of the River Thames between the towns of Bray and Windsor.
In 1951, Hammer Film Productions purchased Down Place for exterior and interior filming. In 1952, Hammer built a studio on the grounds of Down Place, and named it Bray Film Studios, after the name of the local town.
Hammer's last film at this location was in 1966, and the production company later sold Bray Film Studios in November 1970.
In recent years the studio has been used primarily for filming television productions.
At the present there is an ongoing effort to restore the studio amid legal attempts by the current owner to demolish the studio, and refurbish the original Down Place building into multiple dwellings.
(Above: Contemporary view of Down Place, the location of Bray Film Studios)
(Above: Contemporary views of Down Place and the back lot of Bray Film Studios)
New Lodge, Winkfield Village, Berkshire, England
Oakley Court, Windsor, England
Bray Film Studios, Windsor, England
Ivinghoe Beacon in the Chiltern Hills, Aldbury, England
The historic village of Cookham is located along the side of the River Thames in Berkshire County. The village's oldest stone church is noted to possibly date back to 750. The village is also within close proximity to where four prehistoric burial mounds were excavated in 1847 and 1877.
In "Trog," the village is the setting where Trog rampages and kidnaps a child before returning to his cave, which was filmed on location at Ivinghoe Beacon.
(Above: Arial view of Cookham Village)
(Above: The filming location where Trog emerges from his cave)
Ivinghoe Beacon in the Chiltern Hills is the location where the beginning and final scenes for "Trog" were filmed.
Ivinghoe Beacon is 757 feet above sea level
Today the location is primarily used as a walking and hiking destination, and has been used in a variety of television programs and films.
In "Trog," Ivinghoe Beacon was the location of Trog's cave. This was also the location of Joan's final scene for a film.
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(Above: Contemporary photos of Ivinghoe Beacon)
(Above: Joan's final appearance in a theatrical release, filmed in Ivinghoe Beacon)