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
Acton Scott shown within Shropshire
Population 104 (2011)
OS grid reference SO454895
Civil parish
  • Acton Scott
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district SY6
Dialling code 01694
Police West Mercia
Fire Shropshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West 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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