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Brief description of site

Packington Hall has a landscape park with lakes, occupying about 275 hectares, surrounding Packington Hall and Packington Old Hall. The park was landscaped by Lancelot Brown from 1751. The present house dates from the late-17th century with 18th-century alterations.

Brief history of site

The site was purchased by the Priory's tenant, John Fisher, in the mid-16th century. He built a new house, probably on or near the site of the present mansion. Robert Fisher inherited Packington in 1619 and improved the grounds by creating the Great Pool. Formal gardens were created in the mid-1660s and the park was expanded in 1674. Sanderson Miller advised on the site in the 1740s and Lancelot Brown developed it further in the 1750s. The house was re-built after 1757, and the landscape was completed and expanded in the 1760s and 1770s. Joseph Bonomi made alterations to the Hall in the 1770s, and the park and pleasure grounds were developed in a picturesque style.

Location information:

Address: Packington Hall, Great Packington, Meriden, Warwickshire, CV7 7HF

Locality: Coventry

Local Authorities:

Warwickshire; North Warwickshire; Great Packington

Historical County: Warwickshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 139 Grid Ref: SP223 838
Latitude: 52.4517 Longitude: -1.67329

Directions:

North of the A45 to the north-east of Hampton-in-Arden.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: great house

Site first created: 1550 to 1779

Main period of development: Mid 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 275

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