Mapp & Lucia's Rye

A guide to the locations of Tilling set in Rye

West Street

House adjacent to Lamb House

Major Benjy’s House (Books)

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

The Other House, West Street

Hopkins and Taormina (Books)

In the books Hopkins fishmongers is located between 16 and 17 West Street and is called “The Other House”. The shop is located under Rye’s Town Hall (the Butter Market) in the BBC series. Taormina is the residence of “Quaint” Irene Coles. The books place Taormina in the coach house in-between 16 and 17 West Street. The ... read more

Swann Emporium, Mermaid Street

Worthington and Twemlow (Channel 4 Series)

In the Channel 4 series, what is now the Swann Emporium (on the corner of Mermaid Street and West Street) is used for both Worthington butchers and Twemlow grocer. The recent BBC series showed Worthington butchers in the Butter Market, under Rye’s Town Hall. It has been worked out that the books refer to Worthington ... read more

West Street

Mallards Cottage (Exterior, BBC Series)

For the exterior of Mallards Cottage where Georgie Pillson lived in the recent BBC series, Lamb Cottage was used. This 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 in Mermaid Street. Channel 4 used 29 Watchbell Street in their ... read more

Lamb House, West Street

Mallards (BBC Series)

Mallards, the home of Mapp, rented to Lucia, is set in Lamb House in West Street. Lamb House has particular significance to the Mapp & Lucia novels as it was the home of the author Edward Frederic Benson. Lamb House has also been resident to Benson’s brother, the author and academic A. C. Benson, the novelist Rumer Godden, the author ... read more