St Mary the Virgin, Acton Round, Church of England

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Acton Round

Church History

The Church of St Mary the Virgin Acton Round Although it was long believed that the Church at Acton Round had no known dedication it is in fact dedicated to St Mary the Virgin The Church consists of a predominantly Norman nave, C14th chancel and a timber framed belfry containing two ancient bells. In the C18th a mortuary chapel was added on to the north wall which contains a fine monument to Sir Whitmore Acton and his wife by Thomas Farnolls Pritchard the designer of “The Iron Bridge”. On the north wall of the chancel is a further fine monument this time by Edward Stanton (Mason to Westminster Abbey between 1720 and 1734). It depicts Richard Acton and his wife and unusually for that time shows them holding hands. Above the south door is a thoroughly modern monument, designed in the shape of a Norman Tympanum, which depicts the present day parishioners going about their daily business.

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It is located somewhere in the place at SO630950 (Lat/Lon 52.551551,-2.547133). You can see this on maps provided by: