The Undercroft, as used in Series 6 and Series 7.

Abbey Undercroft

By David Goldstein

We didn't always see the tops of quest rooms. This vaulted ceiling was an exception.


The expansiveness of the real-world site for this - the undercroft of the west range at Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire - led to a variety of angles.

The undercroft, as seen in Series 6 of Knightmare (1992).

Sometimes a clue object area, the undercroft also played host to blockers, the Brollachan and Lord Fear's giant hand. Other encounters included Motley, Sidriss, Marta and Hordriss, who once summoned a descender.

The undercroft, as seen in Series 7 of Knightmare (1993).

An eyeshield sequence leading to a portal showed the undercroft in all its glory.

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