Hexford was a village in Sussex. (AUDIO: Tsar Wars) Hexford Woods bordered the village, separating Hexford from the nearby Darkholmes; Darkholmes and Hexford shared a newspaper. (AUDIO: The Broken Crown) Little Hodcombe was also near Hexford. (AUDIO: And You Will Obey Me)
One of the Doctor's houses, Nest Cottage, was located there. Other locations in the village included a village green, a mini-market, a church, (AUDIO: Tsar Wars, et al.) a rectory, the White Hart, (AUDIO: The Broken Crown) the Hexford Village Hall, Cod Almighty, and the Dragon Pub. (AUDIO: The Hexford Invasion)
The Fourth Doctor's TARDIS became temporarily stuck in the village after the Demon stole components from its spatial geometer. During this period in the Doctor's life, the TARDIS could still travel through time. (AUDIO: The Relics of Time et al.)
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
The village where Nest Cottage is located goes unnamed in Hornets' Nest and Demon Quest, with the name "Hexford" originating from Serpent Crest. In 2010, between the releases of Hornets' Nest and Serpent Crest, Paul Magrs wrote an unlicensed comic called The Housekeeper published in VWOORP! VWOORP! magazine which named the village "Darkholmes". The second story of Serpent Crest, The Broken Crown, mentions Darkholmes as being a neighbouring village to Hexford. When Magrs reused Darkholmes in the novel Fellowship of Ink, he introduced Hexford College as a location in the village.