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Acton Hall (Felton)

Acton Hall is an 18th and 19th century house but its origins lie in the 17th century, or possibly even earlier. A survey of 1585 mentions a ruined bastle at Acton and there is evidence that some of the fabric of the building very old. Study of the building has shown there are parts that pre-date the 18th century, such as the outline of a gable end on the west side of the house. Although it cannot be proved, the first phase of the building may well have been a defensible building, built about 1600. This is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N4340
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Listed Building

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Source of Reference
Local History of Felton


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