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Mapp & Lucia's Rye


A guide to the locations of Tilling set in Rye

Watchbell Street

3 Watchbell Street

Major Benjy’s House (Channel 4 Series)

Channel 4 uses 3 Watchbell Street as the resident of “Major Benjy” Flint. The books place his house adjacent to Lamb House. The Old Custom’s House in Church Square is used in the BBC series. ... read more

Swans House Cottage, Watchbell Street

Mallards (Channel 4 Series)

Mallards, the home of Mapp, rented to Lucia is set in Swans House Cottage, Watchbell Street in the Channel 4 series. The BBC chose to use the original location depicted in the books; Lamb House. ... read more

The Hope Anchor Hotel, Watchbell Street

The Trader’s Arms (Books)

The Trader’s Arms is where Lucia and Georgie spend the night on their visit to Tilling. The original location of the Trader’s Arms from Benson’s books is the Hope Anchor Hotel on Watchbell Street. In the BBC series, this is set at the Ypres Castle Inn. Channel 4, on the other hand, use The Mermaid Inn. ... read more

Honey Pot House, 11 Watchbell Street

Wasters (Channel 4 Series)

Wasters is the home of Godiva (Diva) Plaistow and rented to Mapp whilst her house is in turn let to Lucia. Channel 4 places Wasters at 11 Watchbell Street and is now known as Honey Pot House. In the books, Wasters is referred to as either 14 or 17 High Street as E F Benson gave no ... read more

Fleetwood Cottage, Watchbell Street

Mallards Cottage (Channel 4 Series)

Channel 4 used Fleetwood Cottage, 29 Watchbell Street for Mallards Cottage (where Georgie Pillson lived) in their 80’s Production In the BBC Series, Lamb Cottage was used for the exterior of Mallards Cottage  which was also the location of Mallards Cottage in the books. The interior of Mallards Cottage in the BBC adaption used the House With Two Front Doors ... read more