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Description: Packwood House and Outbuildings to North East
Date Listed: 11 April 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 308306
OS Grid Reference: SP1735272239
OS Grid Coordinates: 417352, 272239
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3480, -1.7467
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LAPWORTH PACKWOOD LANE
SP17SE (West side)
1/43 Packwood House and outbuildings
11/04/67 to NE
(Formerly listed as Packwood
Includes that part formerly separately listed as Outbuildings to north-east.
House and outbuildings. Late C16 house; mid C17 outbuilding range; early C20
alterations and additions, including Long Gallery and Great Hall (c.1931) for
Graham Baron Ash. House: render, probably on brick, to ground floor; render,
probably on timber framing to first floor; old plain-tile complex cross-gabled
roof; various brick stacks. 2 storeys and attic; 4-bay range. 2 storeys and
attic porch to left of centre with Tudor-arched outer doorway with hoodmould.
Plank door. C20 five-light wood mullion and transom window to ground floor left.
C20 seven-light wood mullion and transom window to ground floor right. C20
5-light wood mullion and transom hall window with 4 rows of lights to right of
centre. C20 four-light wood mullion and transom window to left. C20 five-light
wood mullion and transom window to right. C20 three-light wood mullion and
transom window to first floor of porch. C20 three-light mullion windows to attic
cross-gables. South front: 2 storeys and attic; 3-window range. 4-centre arched
doorway to centre with plank studded door. C20 five-light wood mullion and
transom windows to ground floor left and right. C20 three-light wood mullion and
transom window to first floor centre. C20 four-light wood mullion and transom
windows to first floorleft and right. C20 three-light wood mullion windows to
attic cross-gables. West front: 2-storey, 3-window range. 2-storey porch to
centre, having stone Tudor-arch outer doorway with hoodmould. Plank panelled and
studded door. C20 three-light wood mullion and transom windows to ground and
first floor left. C20 four-light wood mullion and transom windows to ground and
first floor right. C20 three-light wood mullion and transom window to first
floor of porch. Great Hall wing: red brick; old plain-tile roof; various brick
stacks. 2-storey, 5-bay hall range with single-storey, 3-bay link range. Regular
fenestration of early C20 stone mullion windows and stone mullion and transom
windows. Outbuilding range: red brick, with areas of red brick with flared
headers in Flemish bond, and with some diaper work, old plain-tile roof; various
brick stacks. South front: 2-storey, 3-window range to left; single storey and
attic. 4-bay range to right with gable end of cross-wing to right. 4-centre
arched doorway with plank door to centre of 2-storey range. having brick pediment
gable above. 4-light wood mullion and transom window to Tudor-arched opening to
left. 3-light casement to right. 2-light wood casement to Tudor-arched opening to
first floor left. Plank doors to right, and to right of centre of single storey
and attic range. Blocked door to left. 3-light casement to left of centre. Brick
pilaster strips divide bays. Oval brick recesses above doors to left, and to
right of centre. Cut brick cornice to eaves. Pediment-topped doors to left,
and to right of centre. Cutbrick cornice to eaves. Pediment-topped painted brick
sundial panel to left. End of cross-wing to right has irregular fenestration,
and clock face dated 1817. East front of cross-wing: red brick with flared
headers in Flemish bond; old plain tile roof; brick ridge stack to right of
centre. Single storey and attic; 9-bay range. Double plank doors to segmental
brick arched carriageway to left of centre. Bays divided by brick pilaster
strips. Transom windows to second and seventh bays having oval brick recesses
above. 2-light stone mullion windows to first and third bays. 4 gabled dormer.
Brick gable above carriageway having painted sundial and 2-light wood casement
above. Louvred bell turrets to ridge at left of centre and left, that to left
having windvane. Interior: early C20 staircase from ground to first floors. Much
of the panelling in the house was brought in by Graham Baron Ash. The Great Hall
has a 5-bay upper-cruck roof. The stone fireplace and plaster overmantel in the
Great Hall were brought in from a wine shop in Stratford-upon-Avon. Stained glass
medallions to many windows are C17 Flemish and came from Culham House in
Oxfordshire. The house contains a good collection of furniture, including
various pieces from Baddesley Clinton (q.v.).
(Buildings of England: Warwickshire: 1966. pp370-3701; Packwood House: National
Trust guide book, 1987)
Listing NGR: SP1735272239
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