Acton Trussell

Acton Trussell is a village in the English county of Staffordshire. It is known as Actone in the Domesday Book. Located around 4 miles southeast of Stafford, it is an affluent village, with many large homes but few local amenities (except for a Post Office which opens Tuesdays and Thursdays). Residents in this village have excellent views of Staffordshire farmland and Stafford Castle in the distance. Its close proximity to the M6 motorway (Junction 13) makes it a very convenient location for commuters. The majority of commuting from the village takes place to the areas of southern Staffordshire, eastern Shropshire and the West Midlands conurbation.

The village church dedicated to St James was originally built in 1212. It was then enlarged and rebuilt in 1869 under the direction of G E Street, the architect being Andrew Capper. The main additions were a combined vestry and organ chamber on the north side and a new south porch. The church was re-opened after restoration in 1870 having been closed for 44 years.

The village has one very large pub and hotel 'The Moat House' not to be confused with 'The Moat House Group'. The Moat House Acton Trussell is owned independently by the Lewis family. The pub section of the hotel was the original farm house built on the property. The Lewises have two sons, who at one point co-owned The Swan Hotel in Stafford.

The name, if not the location, of Acton Trussell was borrowed by Staffordshire-born entertainer Patrick Fyffe (aka Dame Hilda Bracket) in creating the fictional village Stackton Tressel, home of eccentric spinster musicians Hinge and Bracket.

Read more about Acton Trussell:  Roman Villa