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Acton Scott Hall

Acton Scott, Church Stretton, Shropshire, SY6 6QQ

An Elizabethan mansion on a site formerly owned by Edric the Wild.

Acton Scott Hall

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Tours

Key Information

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Guided tour of the house and grounds led by members of the Acton family. The house tour includes part of the basement, with servants bells on display, and an exhibition room laid out according to the theme of each tour; the conservatory, drawing room, library and justice room on the ground floor, plus the hallway with Jacobean carving on the stairs. Some tours will include the Oak Room bedroom on the first floor, with fine carvings in the 17th-century wall panels and the bed. The tour of the grounds includes lawns and woodland paths to the secret Rock Garden.

TOUR DURATION
2 hours

TOUR PRICES
£20.00 per person.

REFRESHMENTS
Tea/coffee/soft drinks with home-made cake

ACCESS NOTES
The main house reception rooms and gardens can be accessed on the level via gravelled paths and a gently sloping path. Some uneven flagstones in the basement. Walks to the rock garden are not suitable for wheelchairs or walking aids.

RESTRICTIONS
No photographs in the house, no stilettos, no dogs in the house.
We do welcome assistance dogs and their owners.

Please check the website for further information, admission times and details about special events.

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Current owners Francis and Alison Acton and their adult children live and work on the Estate. We manage the grounds and house with help from volunteers, friends and local experts when necessary.

Thomas Andrew Knight 1758 – 1838 (Father of Frances Stackhouse Acton who married Thomas Pendarves Acton in 1812) was a founder of the Royal Horticultural Society. First person to employ controlled cross pollination of plants to produce new varieties for plant breeding.

He is mentioned in Darwin’s “Origin of Species”. John Stackhouse (married Susanna Acton in 1773) was a Fellow of the Linnean Society and marine biologist. Wrote several botanical books and published his seminal study of British Seaweed Nereis Britannica (1795 – 1801). TS Acton (d 2020) was founder of the Acton Scott Working Farm Museum. A historical documentary TV series “Victorian Farm” was filmed on Acton Scott Estate.

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