South Gloucestershire Photos by Hetty
28th August 2021 Acton Court website www.actoncourt.com
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.