Acton House, Acton, Co. Armagh

Acton House stands between the villages of Acton and Poyntzpass, Co. Armagh. Built around 1775, it became a home to soldiers of the Belgian Army in 1945.

Acton House

Acton Road


Co. Armagh

BT35 6TA

United Kingdom

In 1945, Acton House in the village of Acton, Co. Armagh became home to a group of Belgian soldiers. The young men of the Belgian Army’s 4th (Steenstraete) Infantry had arrived from Europe to retrain and regroup in Northern Ireland.

The Belgians arrived at Acton House on the backs of Bedford lorries. They soon made their homes in Nissen Huts in the grounds of the grand house. They would remain in these rural settings for 6 months.