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Packington Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Great Packington, Warwickshire

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Latitude: 52.4519 / 52°27'6"N

Longitude: -1.6736 / 1°40'25"W

OS Eastings: 422276

OS Northings: 283820

OS Grid: SP222838

Mapcode National: GBR 5K2.9P6

Mapcode Global: VHBWN.YM2R

Plus Code: 9C4WF82G+QG

Entry Name: Packington Hall

Listing Date: 11 November 1952

Last Amended: 23 March 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1116473

English Heritage Legacy ID: 308968

Location: Great Packington, North Warwickshire, Warwickshire, CV7

County: Warwickshire

Civil Parish: Great Packington

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire

Church of England Parish: Meriden St Laurence

Church of England Diocese: Coventry

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Packington Hall
11/11/52 (Formerly listed as Packington
Hall and Stable block)
Mansion house. Late C17 origin, but remodelled and recased 1766 by Matthew
Brettingham for 3rd Earl of Aylesford. Henry Couchman was the clerk of works. He
completed the work externally c.1772. Interiors of 1782 are by Joseph Bonomi for
4th Earl. Ceiling paintings executed c.1800 by J.F. Rigaud. Other artists and
craftsmen who worked here include Dominic Bartoli (scagliola work) and Joseph
Rose and Mr. Cryer (plasterers). Grey sandstone ashlar. Roof plan of 4 ranges
with central flat. The centre part of the roof was rebuilt c.1980 following a
fire in 1979 which damaged the attic storey and parts of the lower storeys.
Symmetrically disposed ashlar chimney stacks with entablatures. Main block has
central hall with flanking principal rooms and gallery at south-west end. The
service range is to the north end. 2 storeys and attic. Principal front to the
south-east in nine bays with rusticated ground storey. Slightly projecting 3-bay
centre with upper giant pilasters and pediment. Doorway approached by flight of
4 stone steps. Portal of 2 Ionic pillars and 2 Ionic columns. Raised and fielded
panelled doors. Raised surrounds to 12-pane hung sashes, except for those at
attic storey which are of 6-panes. The first floor windows have pulvinated
friezes and cornices. End bays project slightly and first floor windows are
balustraded. West front. The centre has attached giant unfluted Ionic columns,
originally with a loggia behind them. End bays have windows with similar raised
surrounds and console brackets as those on the east front. Above each is a blank
panel with a garland. Interior: From 1782 Joseph Bonomi worked on the interior
of Packington Hall for 4th Earl of Aylesford. The ceiling paintings were
executed by J.F. Rigaud, c.1800. The hall, music room, staircase, Pompeian room,
dining room, library and small dining room all have schemes designed by Bonomi.
The music room originally housed an organ, now in the church, which was used by
Handel. The Pompeian room was intended as a sculpture gallery but was remodelled
by Bonomi as a setting for the Etruscan vases collected by the 4th Earl. The
main staircase has recently been restored (1986). The dome to the secondary
staircase has been removed following the fire of 1979. Bookcases are by Henry
Hakewill, 1828, (M. Binney: Country Life, CXLVIII, p 102,266; Buildings of
England: Marwickshirei p298; VCH: Warwickshire, Vol IV)

Listing NGR: SP2227683820

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