Acton Burnel Park 20-1-d
Medium: Aquatint, coloured
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.