Acton Burnell

St Mary, Acton Burnell SY5 7PE

Parking   Wheelchair access

Details of keyholder on church noticeboard.

A fine 13th C Grade I listed building. which stands near the ruins of Acton Burnell castle.  Exceptional craftsmanship for a remote parish church. It was built in the 13th Century and holds a magnificent monument to the Lee family, ancestors of General Robert E. Lee who led the Confederate army in the American Civil War.
The church is unusual in having both an Anglican and a Catholic cemetery, marking the time when Acton Burnell Hall housed a Catholic convent and girls' school. It has Medieval floor tiling and traces of flower paintings.  It has a table tomb with brasses including one of the finest brasses in Shropshire.  With the churchyard containing its heritage collection of dafodils it is a special place, with a wealth of history, architecture, horticulture and spirituality.







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Monument: Karen Reynolds with thanks.

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