Packwood House, Solihull, England
Record Id: 2541
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
Packwood House dates from the 16th century, and stands in grounds occupying about 43 hectares. The formal gardens, which date from the mid-17th and early-18th centuries, cover about 2 hectares and feature yew topiary. The gardens are surrounded by 19th-century parkland.
Brief history of site
Packwood House was built in the late-16th century by William Fetherston. The stables and farm buildings adjacent to the house were built in the mid-17th century. The house was modernised in the early-19th century, but the gardens remained largely untouched. The gardens were developed and the parkland was created from surrounding agricultural land in the 1870s. Graham Baron Ash made a thorough restoration of the house in 1925-32 under the supervision of the Birmingham architect Edwin Reynolds.
Address: Packwood House, Lapworth, Solihull, Warwickshire, B94 6AT
Warwickshire; Warwick; Lapworth
Historical County: Warwickshire
|OS Landranger Map Sheet Number:||139||Grid Ref:||SP174 722|
North of Lapworth, to the north-east of the M40 junction 16.
Opening contact details:
The site is open from March to October, Wednesday to Sunday. Core hours 11am to 4.30pm. Please check for variations:
Parking. Disabled access. Shop. WCs. Refreshments.
Form of site: garden
Purpose of site: ornamental garden
Context or principal building: manor house
Site first created: After 1550
Main period of development: Early 18th century
Site Size (Hectares): 43