DiCamillo Companion
England

Acton Scott Hall

  • Earlier Houses: There was an earlier house on, or near, the site of the current house.

    Built / Designed For: Richard Acton

    House & Family History: Frances Stackhouse-Acton, wife of Thomas Pendarves Stackhouse-Acton, was an amateur archeologist, antiquarian, and watercolor artist; these multiple talents came together in her 19th century publication, "Garrisons of Shropshire and Castles" and "Mansions of Shropshire." Frances was also, not surprisingly, active in the archeological work on the Roman villa that was discovered on the grounds in the early 19th century.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The grounds contain the remains of a minor Roman villa that was discovered in in 1817 and first excavated in 1844. Further partial excavations carried out in 1997 and 2004 turned up pottery and assorted building materials. The Acton Scott Working Farm Museum, leased to and operated by Shropshire County Council, is located in estate's former home farm.

  • Architect: Joseph Bromfield

    Date: Early 19th century
    Designed: Alterations and advice for Thomas and Frances Stackhouse-Acton

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  • Title: Country Houses of Shropshire, The
    Author: Williams, Gareth
    Year Published: 2021
    Reference: pgs. 22-24
    Publisher: Suffolk: The Boydell Press
    ISBN: 9781783275397
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • "Victorian Farm" (2009 - TV mini series). "Escape in Time" (2010 - TV series). "Escape to the Country" (2014 - TV series).
  • Current Seat / Home of: Rupert Acton

    Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSE: Thomas Acton, until 1537. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Richard Acton, 1587-90; Walter Acton, early 17th century; Sir Edward Acton, 1st Bt., until 1659; Sir Edward Acton, 3rd Bt., until 1716; Edward Acton, until 1747; Edward Acton, until 1775; Thomas Pendarves Stackhouse-Acton, 1807-35. Edward William Wynne-Pendarves, 1835-53. Augustus Wood-Acton, until 1918. Richard Charles Fullerton-Smith, until 1970.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Phone: 01694-781-659

    Email: contact@actonscott.com

    Website: https://www.actonscott.com/

    Historic Houses Member: Yes