Acton Burnell Castle, Shropshire

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RIBApix ref no RIBA19725
Artist/PhotographerPearson, William (fl. 1798-1814?)
CountryUK: England
CityActon Burnell
Subject Date1293
Image Date1800
ViewExterior
StyleGothic
MediumPrint
Library ReferenceEW E.e.449
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes SOURCE: William Pearson. A Selection of antiquities in the county of Salop (London, 1824), pl. IV NOTES: This copy of the book is a new edition of the original volume, published in 1807. The etched views present in the first edition were reprinted without change. This semi-fortified tower house was built between 1284 and 1293 by Bishop Burnell, Edward I's Lord Chancellor. It was abandoned by the mid-17th century.

Subject tags

country houses, ruins, tower houses