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Acton Burnell Castle

Past Work

Client:- English Heritage

Project:-  Acton Burnell Castle.

A Cutaway reconstruction illustration showing the castle in the 15th century.

Located in a quiet part of Shropshire is the graceful red sandstone shell of Acton Burnell Castle. It was built between 1284 and 1293 by Bishop Burnell, Edward I’s Lord Chancellor, and Parliaments were held here twice, in 1283 and 1285. By 1420, the castle was abandoned, and it was allowed to decay while a new house, Acton Burnell Hall, was built beside it. Nonetheless, the castle remains an impressive example of a medieval fortified manor house.

A historical reconstructing painting of Acton Burnell Castle
Reconstruction cutaway illustration of Acton Burnell Castle