Acton Burnell



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Acton usually means a farmstead or village by the oak-trees, and Burnell is a manorial affix from the Burnell family who arrived here in the 12th century. Acton Burnell was known as Actune in 1086, and by 1198 as Akton Burnill.

To travel by road to Acton Burnell, use the M6, either south from Stoke-on-Trent, or north from Birmingham, and turn onto the M54 to Shrewsbury. From Shrewsbury turn south onto the A49. There are a number of roads you could take on the left from the A49 to reach Acton Burnell, but perhaps the most straightforward is to continue on the A49 until you reach Longnor. From there follow the signposts to Frodesley, and continue straight through Frodesley to Acton Burnell. An alternative route from Shrewsbury is to turn south onto the A458 until you reach Cound, and turning right follow the signposts to Acton Burnell. The village is situated approximately eight miles southeast of Shrewsbury.