SJ5301 : Acton Burnell Castle

taken 19 years ago, near to Acton Burnell, Shropshire, Great Britain

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Acton Burnell Castle
Acton Burnell Castle
Acton Burnell Castle is a 13th-century fortified manor house, located near the village of Acton Burnell. It is believed that the first Parliament of England at which the Commons were fully represented was held here in 1283. Today all that remains is the outer shell of the manor house and the gable ends of the barn. It is a Grade I listed building of the Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest.
The manor house was built in 1284 by Robert Burnell, Bishop of Bath and Wells, friend and advisor to King Edward I. Its position was important at the time because it was near to the old Roman road of Watling Street. The extent of the estate is not known, as much of the building has been completely destroyed or remains undiscovered. It would have been substantial enough to accommodate Edward I and his retinue, soldiers and advisers, but was never an actual castle.
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SJ5301, 139 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
June 2000   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 14 December, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Place (from Tags)
Acton Burnell 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 5339 0190 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:36.7718N 2:41.3882W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 5340 0191
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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