Acton Court 1535
Guided Tour | Acton Court
Saturday 16 July 2016 - 14:30 until 16:30
Acton Court is a hidden gem, just north of Bristol, and close to the village of Iron Acton, with a historic walled garden. The tour of this early Tudor house will be led by the leading archaeology expert for this site, Rob Bell. He will talk through the evolution of the house as the group explore the house and gardens. Iron Acton was visited by Henry Tudor and Anne Boleyn. As part of the preparations for their visit painters from the Holbein studios executed a wall fresco which can still be seen. Also find out about the house’s medieval roots, its links with the Poyntz family, and its later uses, including as a cheese factory!
On arrival, you will be able to sit or explore the garden and enjoy light refreshments, before joining the tour. A very pleasant way to spend a summer’s afternoon. Please note there is one set of fairly steep stairs.
This event has been organised by the Bristol and Bath Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.