SJ5301 : Acton Burnell Castle ruins (north wall)

taken 6 years ago, near to Acton Burnell, Shropshire, Great Britain

Acton Burnell Castle ruins (north wall)
Acton Burnell Castle ruins (north wall)
The fortified manor house stands three storeys high and has four corner towers, the nearest being seen in section after a collapse, and incorporated all the latest must-have features of its time; great hall of course, large solar or private chambers, large kitchen and of course private family chapel.

The king granted Robert Burnell a licence to crenellate in 1284 and Burnell had this built swiftly. He only lived until 1292 to enjoy it, having already spent maybe three decades in royal service.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 29 February, 2012   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 29 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Housing, Dwellings  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 5339 0190 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:36.7718N 2:41.3882W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 5340 0192
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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