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.
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. A guided tour of the grounds features woodland paths, the secret Rock Garden, the new Beck Border, family arboretum and Hornbeam Avenue.
Tea and home-made cakes are served outside or in the Conservatory.
Event organiser is Acton Scott Hall.
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