The Lovejoy Connection

Starring Ian McShane

History The Lovejoy Connection

The BBC TV hit ‘Lovejoy’ featured many different locations across Suffolk & Essex. Belchamp Hall appeared regularly in the programme as the fictional Felsham Hall.

The popular BBC series ran from 1986-94, about the ‘lovable rogue’ and antiques dealer Lovejoy. Lovejoy is still shown around the world today and has quite an international following.

  • Lovejoy’s workshop for the last two seasons of the series is in the grounds of Belchamp Hall
  • The Church of St Mary was once featured in an episode when Lovejoy was due to get married.
  • The original location continuity boards show the blueprint layouts of ‘Felsham Hall’ in the series
  • The original  ‘Lovejoy Antiques’ shop sign hangs from the rafters

Lovejoy Filming Locations

  • The Half Moon pub in Belchamp St Paul was featured in quite a few episodes.
  • The Fox Inn, Finchingfield was featured in the 1992 Christmas special (and the village of Finchingfield was featured in two episodes).
  • Hedingham castle was featured in the 1992 Christmas special as a castle in Prague.
  • Coggeshall was featured in series four and you may recognise the clock tower.
  • Townsford Mill, Halstead is an antiques centre featured in series four.
  • Long Melford was featured many times in the show with the interior of The Bull Hotel and many of the antiques shops.
  • Belchamp Walter’s St Mary’s Church (just across the road from Lovejoy’s) was featured in the last episode called “Last Tango in Lavenham”.