Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

ACTON BURNELL CASTLE


ACTON BURNELL CASTLE
Photo Andrew Tivenan

The fortified, late 13th century, manor house was built between 1284 and 1293 in red sandstone comprising a two storey hall with towers on each corner. By 1420, the castle was abandoned, and it was allowed to decay while a new house, Acton Burnell Hall, was built beside it. The outer walls are still standing but in ruins.

English Heritage.


Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan

 

Directions
Off the A49, 6 miles south of Shrewsbury
Acton Burnell, Shropshire SY5 7PF

 



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