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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.

Location information:

Address: Packwood House, Lapworth, Solihull, Warwickshire, B94 6AT

Locality: Solihull

Local Authorities:

Warwickshire; Warwick; Lapworth

Historical County: Warwickshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 139 Grid Ref: SP174 722
Latitude: 52.3476 Longitude: -1.74599

Directions:

North of Lapworth, to the north-east of the M40 junction 16.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The site is open from March to October, Wednesday to Sunday. Core hours 11am to 4.30pm. Please check for variations:
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/place-pages/255/pages/opening-times-calendar

Visitor information:

Parking. Disabled access. Shop. WCs. Refreshments.

Key information:

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

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 43

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