KIRKBY Lonsdale will be undergoing a transformation over the coming days ahead of filming for a BBC production of Jamaica Inn.

Location staff have begun installing fake shopfronts and signage, in a bid to re-create 1820s Cornwall, ahead of filming which will begin on Monday.

“Some shops may look different during this time but behind their doors will be continuing as normal,” said a spokesman for film company, Origin Pictures.

“We hope you will find our work interesting and apologise in advance for any inconvenience.”

Daphne du Maurier’s original story was set partly in the Cornish town of Launceton but it was decided the present-day town’s centre was too modern to be used as a location - and Kirkby Lonsdale was instead chosen to play the starring role.

Filming will take place in Market Square between Monday and Wednesday next week, while scenes around St Mary’s Church will be shot on October 17.

A ‘short scene’ will be filmed on Devil’s Bridge on either October 15 or the following day and the town will be ‘reinstated’ on October 16 and 17.

The production will star Downton Abbey’s Jessica Brown-Findlay.

Market Square and a section of Main Street will be closed from Sunday, October 13 to Thursday, October 17, although access for residents’ cars, pedestrians and emergency vehicles will be maintained.