Acton Court

South Gloucestershire                                                                                 Photos by Hetty

28th August 2021                                  Acton Court website

Acton Court is a Tudor house, which was once surrounded by a moat.

Today we met some Tudor Ladies of Court – a lovely bonus.

The right-hand wing was built for Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn’s visit in 1535. The left-hand wing and tower staircase were built a few years later.

Original decoration and panelling

Tudor spiral stairs

Henry VIII’s “throne”

Linen-fold panelling – looks like folded linen


They would have grown a lot of lavender to put in the house to mask odours

The audio-guides were very interesting. It was a lovely afternoon.

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