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Acton Scott Hall

Acton Scott, Church Stretton SY6 6QQ
Date and Time
17 February
10:30am - 1:00pm

Acton Scott Hall is a Grade II*-listed Elizabethan Manor House built in brick for Richard Acton (d. 1590). The house is an exceptionally early example of a double pile plan set in the beautiful Shropshire hills with stunning views over Wenlock Edge, made famous by A E Housman’s “A Shropshire Lad”.

The Acton Family continues to maintain the house, estate buildings and land. Acton Scott Hall has oak-panelled reception rooms containing many interesting artefacts including Jacobean woodwork and friezes, unique fireplaces and a collection of fascinating family heirlooms. There is the site of a Roman Villa on the estate and documented information on the excavation carried out there by Frances Stackhouse Acton in 1817 and 1844.

The basic layout of the gardens and much of the planting from 1807 is still represented in the lawns, ancient trees, archery ground, former flower garden, walled garden and secret garden, (known as the Rock or Quarry Garden). The house is adjacent to the Acton Scott Historic Working Farm which was the brainchild of Mr Thomas Stackhouse Acton (d 2020). Mrs Lucy Acton (d 2019) left a comprehensive account of the history of Acton Scott Hall, the Estate and family members in the form of unpublished books. They offer a wonderful insight into the past of this tranquil and timeless gem.

Led by members of the Acton family, your tour includes the Georgian Conservatory, Drawing Room, Library and Justice Room, the basement and hallway with their Jacobean carving. Upstairs the tour includes the Oak Room bedroom with fine carvings in the 17th-century wall panels and bed, and the newly refurbished en-suite Green Room bedroom both of which can be booked for overnight stays.

House tour and snowdrop walk £25, including tea/coffee and home-made cakes

Why not book an overnight stay in one of the beautiful, newly renovated en-suite bedrooms at Acton Scott Hall? The rooms are available at a discount for guests booked on a tour or private event and you will have exclusive access to the private grounds. Your breakfast will be prepared and served by owners Francis and Alison in the Drawing Room and there are several local eateries for you to enjoy an evening meal. To book please contact Alison and Francis directly at contact@actonscott.com

Event organiser is Historic Houses.

Disclaimer: All information was correct when the listing was prepared. Any questions about the event should be directed to the event organiser.

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