Acton Scott

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Acton Scott
The splendid parish church of Acton Scott - - 1441956.jpg
The parish church of Acton Scott
Acton Scott is located in Shropshire
Acton Scott
Acton Scott
Location within Shropshire
Population104 (2011)
OS grid referenceSO454895
Civil parish
  • Acton Scott
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtSY6
Dialling code01694
PoliceWest Mercia
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°30′04″N 2°48′14″W / 52.501°N 2.804°W / 52.501; -2.804Coordinates: 52°30′04″N 2°48′14″W / 52.501°N 2.804°W / 52.501; -2.804

Acton Scott is a village and parish near Church Stretton in Shropshire, England. The population of the Civil Parish at the 2011 Census was 104.[1] It lies in the Shropshire Hills area of outstanding natural beauty. The settlement was registered as Actune in the Domesday Book.

It is most well known for the 30-acre (120,000 m2) Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, a Victorian living museum featured in the Victorian Farm BBC TV series. Visitors to the farm can take part in various workshops and courses on such activities a turning butter, hand-milking cows and herding live-stock. Many skills such as bodging, forging, pole-lathing, wheel and brick-making are demonstrated. The Acton family live on the 1,500-acre (6.1 km2) estate and have worked it since the twelfth century.

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  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 20 November 2015.

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