We have news of two locations where Poldark is said to have been filming.
The first is of filming this week at Ammerdown near Radstock, Somerset. The Poldark location signs were spotted last week by @HatsPeriod and news that the crew were using the car park at Writhlington School came through from @justplayed . Then @JessM221 tweeted me that they were filming at Ammerdown although she couldn’t confirm exactly where.
The most likely place for filming is Ammerdown House, a beautiful eighteenth century building with formal gardens landscaped by Lutyens and parkland. The orangery, which dates from 1790, was used in the strawberry seduction scene in the BBC’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles.
The gardens are open to the public on Bank Holiday Monday, 25 August, 2014 and there is a performance of The Taming of the Shrew in the grounds on Saturday 2 August, 2014.
Pic of Ammerdown House and Orangery from Ammerdown House web
The second report of filming comes from Melanie Sands on the Google forum for uk media and TV where she posted ‘Poldark with Aidan Turner filming at Trereife House.’ The post, dated 12 July, 2014, is referring to an item on Peter Grice’s facebook page.(I believe Peter is the Manager of Trereife House).
Trereife House is in Penzance, Cornwall, and was used as a set in the German adaptation of a Rosamund Pilcher novel.
We’ll have to wait and see if these two houses or their grounds appear in Poldark when it airs in 2015.
Many thanks to @HatsPeriod, @justplayed and @JessM221 for their help.