Acton is a small village and civil parish lying immediately west of the town of Nantwich in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. The civil parish also includes the small settlement of Dorfold and part of Burford, with a total population of a little over 300. It is administered jointly with the adjacent civil parishes of Henhull and Edleston. Historically, Acton refers to a township and also to an ancient parish in the Nantwich Hundred covering a wide area to the west of Nantwich.
The area is agricultural, with dairy farming the main industry. Around a third of the area falls within the Dorfold Estate. Historically, agriculture was the major employer, but it has now been overtaken by the service industries, with many residents commuting significant distances outside the parish to work.
The civil parish is believed to have been inhabited since the 8th or 9th century. It contains many historic buildings, including two listed at grade I.
The above information was taken from a much longer article about the village found on Wikipedea and which can be accessed by clicking here .
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dkmurphys (36819) 2011-11-16 1:17
Although the atmosphere is boring, the architecture of the houses is very attractive for my taste. Well catch, have a great day.
Nicou (97727) 2011-11-16 1:25
super compo et iamge mangigique quel cadrage de ces belle maisons merveilleuse architecture, perspective parfaite ces encadrements blancs, superbe ensmeble, bravo.
merci et amitié
siudzi (23891) 2011-11-16 1:36
Oh, what a cloudy sky there:(
Good shot of this interesting architecture even the light was so poor for taking pictures. Thanks for sharing!
ChrisJ (86876) 2011-11-16 1:47
Those white skies sure can be frustrating to a photographer. But the diffused light is wonderful & the road at left adds excellent lead in lines. Good sharpness & well composed. Tfs!
lousat (57674) 2011-11-16 1:58
Hi Steph,very nice new example of british country architechture,excellent perspective and great work in a difficult light,the colors are really fantastics!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
timecapturer (30334) 2011-11-16 2:11
amazed how deserted this wonderful place is. Such lovely warm brickwork and a so English. Perfect composition and execution. A first class presentation. So appealing!
Enjoy the day - regards Brian.
jlbrthnn (79773) 2011-11-16 2:55
C'est un plaisir de découvrir l'Angleterre rurale. La brique est omniprésente. Bon choix de point de vue et de cadrage. Sous cette lumière difficile, de belles couleurs et une bonne netteté. Bravo.
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2011-11-16 3:00
Such a peaceful atmosphere. The architecture is very beautiful with warm tones. I kind of like the cloudy sky. Nice place for a good stroll. Sharpness and colors are nice.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-11-16 3:44
Une autre belle présentation d'un ensemble villageois très harmonieux. Ici aussi le cadrage et surtout le POV sont très efficacement choisis. De beaux contrastes sous ce ceil couvert.
npecanhuk (53909) 2011-11-16 4:35
Lovely street with beautiful typical buildings!
Attractive picture with special regards to the chosen pov, composition, horizontal format and colors!
TFS - congrats,
Silvio1953 (98183) 2011-11-16 6:25
Ciao Stephen, great perspective on lovely small village, beautiful composition with nice old houses, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
wolf38 (28190) 2011-11-16 6:39
Hi Stephen. A row of houses worth seeing. All uniformly built with red bricks. Your text describes interesting how times change. Ghier also in Germany the people live in villages and work anywhere in the city. Rgds, Wolfgang.
Fis2 (73114) 2011-11-16 8:48
I like architecture old,
Good frame and perspective.
Colors add savor of photo.
Cricri (86463) 2011-11-16 10:36
Bel angle de vue de ces maisons plus récente, bon rendu des couleurs des pierres qui font ressortir les fenêtres blanches, belle présentation
Budapestman (82620) 2011-11-16 11:21
a beautiful street photo again I like the composition and the peaceful atmosphere, lovely details and the POV is attractive, superb shot, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!
gildasjan (38220) 2011-11-16 12:33
Une bonne perspective sur ces maisons anglaises si typées.Il est un peu dommage que ce ciel soit si blanc.
edge (6068) 2011-11-16 20:52
Hello Stephen. This is another great shot of this part of England. Those building look so old, and yet they appear very well maintained as you have shown us in your photo. Great composition with the inclusion of the street and enough of it to permit a nice overall view of the area. Well Done. Regards, Roger
Graal (88908) 2011-11-16 23:29
nice rural serie. Another interesting old architecture and presentation of village. Fine peaceful mood here's. Good composition.
Have a nice day.
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (67346)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-05-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: CANON EOS 10 D, Canon 28-80 3,5-4,8 USM IV
- Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-11-16 0:30