Magnificent Balls Park, located in Hertford, was recently selected for the filming and production of ITV1’s drama series Foyle’s War, which was aired on Sunday 24th October. Comprising an impressive Grade I listed mansion, the owner of the estate, conversion and restoration specialist City & Country Group, is planning to redevelop it for mixed residential and commercial use.
The producers of the drama series decided to use historic Balls Park, one of the most important mid-17th century country houses in Hertfordshire, as their production base due to the architecture which they described as ‘perfect for the World War II setting’. Other advantages of the location included the peaceful environment, private roads and extensive grounds which were used for outdoor scenes including the army training camp, as well as for building the series’ police station set.
Tim Sargeant, Chief Executive of City & Country Group, comments: “Situated in 64 acres of picturesque parkland and believed to have been the inspiration for some of Jane Austen’s novel ‘Pride and Prejudice’, Balls Park has an interesting and colourful history. We are therefore delighted that the manor house was chosen and has now featured in the third series of Foyle’s War.”
For further information or to register preliminary interest at Balls Park, please contact City & Country Group on telephone: 01279 817 882 or visit: www.cityandcountry.co.uk