THE historic town of Bradford on Avon proved to be the perfect setting last week to host the 15th century period drama, The White Princess.

From bank holiday Monday until last Friday, film crews descended upon the town to shoot their Tudor themed production in the Tithe Barn, near Frome Road, and St Laurence's Church, in Church Street.

The Tithe Barn was also used as a film set for the award winning BBC show Wolf Hall, featuring Academy Award winning actor Mark Rylance and Golden Globe winner Damian Lewis, was shot there in 2014.

David Moss, chairman of the Preservation Trust, said: "It is very exciting to have a production like this in the town and it drums up interest nicely.

"This venue is just a marvellous setting and an excellent one to use in a show like this. They filmed here earlier in the year and now they have come back again.

"I, like many I am sure, am very excited to see the final product of it all when it goes on TV."

The White Princess, a 2013 historical novel by Philippa Gregory, tells the story of Elizabeth of York, daughter of Edward IV of England and Elizabeth Woodville, and later wife of Henry VII and mother of Henry VIII.

The adaptation is a sequel to The White Queen, a 10-part 2013 series shown on BBC1 which adapted Gregory's novels The White Queen, The Red Queen and The Kingmaker's Daughter.

Cllr Jon Potter, who was mayor at the time of the Wolf Hall filming, said: "I think it is just brilliant they are filming here. It brings in a bit of PR and gets people excitedly talking about it.

"Hopefully when it is on TV we can actually go, 'That is our Bradford on Avon' - that would be very nice.

"When the Wolf Hall film crew came down it was just wonderful. It attracted a lot of interest and the setting of the Tithe Barn is just superb."

The Tithe Barn is managed by the town's preservation trust, who gave the production the go-ahead to film there, on behalf of the English Heritage charity.

Mayor Alison Craddock added: "Any filming that takes place in the town is great and we are very happy to hear about it and support it.

The American company Starz is producing the eight parts of the White Princess, however it will be without involvement from the BBC.