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Acton Burnel Park 20-1-d

Acton Burnel Park 20-1-d

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1805

Shelfmark: Ktop XXXVI

Item number: 20-1-d

Genre: Topographical Print

Burnell Park was a deer-hunting ground, developed as a landscaped park in the 18th century. Its features included a walled garden, two artificial lakes and an early-19th century grotto. At the edge of the picture can just be seen Acton Burnell Castle, the fortified home of Robert Burnell, Lord Chancellor to Edward I and Bishop of Bath and Wells. He obtained a licence to crenellate his family home in 1284, and the result was this house edged with four defensive towers and an embattled roof.

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