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Acton Scott Historic Working Farm

Acton Scott, Shropshire

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Acton Scott Historic Working Farm set is in the late 1900's when horse power came on 4 legs. Its a fully working period farm carrying out activities that vary by season. The farm buildings date from around 1770.

They specialise in practical demonstrations of historic farming using traditional skills and period horse-drawn machines. Every day you can see milking by hand and butter-making in the dairy.

Each weekday there is a demonstration from either the wheelwright, farrier or blacksmith. In the woodsman's hut, rakes and gate hurdles are made and displayed and household items fashioned from wood. A range of domestic crafts and skills are demonstrated and the season is dotted with special events all of which contribute to giving a picture of upland farming life in Shropshire at the turn of the 19th to 20th centuries.

They have  cows, pigs, poultry and sheep in the farmyard and fields. There are Longhorn cattle, Tamworth pigs and Shropshire sheep amongst the rarer breeds.

As different crafts will be in different days, and the seasonal work changes etc, to get the most from this historic farm you would probably need to make quite a few visits. If you want to see specific events, then call them to see how you know what is going to be on when. Unfortunately they just have a couple of pages on the council website, and I don't think this does justice to what is on offer. Note that they are CLOSED MOST MONDAYS.

Location: Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, Shropshire

Grid Reference: SO453899 Ceremonial County:  Shropshire

Map Link: multimap

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Getting there: located at Home Farm, Acton Scott Estate, signposted off the A49 at Marshbrook, 3 miles south of Church Stretton.

Website: shropshire.gov.uk     PDF handout
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Email: acton.scott.museum@shropshire.cc.gov.uk
Address: Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, Wenlock Lodge, Acton Scott, Church Stretton,  Shropshire
Postcode:SY6 6QN Telephone: 01694 781306
Opening Times: April to Nov 6 days a week Tue to Sun, plus Bank Holiday Mondays. 10am-5pm,  click here  to see more.   CLOSED MOST MONDAYS.  For events list click here

Charges: Adults 5.25, Children 3, under 5 free, Seniors 4.75

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CIN Page Ref: Acton_Scott

Classification: Living History

Date Updated: 07/2008

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