History

Packwood's past

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This huge stone fireplace was rescued from a wine shop in Stratford

In the Great Hall there is a distinctive stone fireplace, rescued from a wine shop in Stratford-upon-Avon. If you look carefully you'll see barrels carved at either end with the original owner's initials.

Queen Mary's bedroom

Queen Mary’s Bedroom at Packwood House, Warwickshire

Queen Mary’s Bedroom at Packwood House, Warwickshire

This room was named after Queen Mary who visited during the afternoon of 23 August 1927. She came to have tea so didn't stay overnight, but the bedroom was beautifully made up for her to use if she required it.

There is a photograph of Queen Mary in the room, taken by Baron Ash.

The sermon on the mount

An archive picture of the yews at Packwood House

In the 17th century, John Fetherston added outbuildings and brick stable blocks. He also added the yew tree garden which is said to be based on the Sermon on the Mount.

Kitchen garden restoration

A picture of the Packwood Kitchen Garden Drawing at Packwood House

The kitchen garden has been restored over the last few years and is still being developed. Taking inspiration from a survey of 1723, we'll blend traditional practices with modern-day garden concerns.

Queen Margaret's bedroom

The bedstead of this bed was reputedly slept in by Queen Margaret of Anjou

The base of this bed came from Owlpen Manor in 1927, and was said to have been slept in by Queen Margaret of Anjou, wife of Henry VI, before the Battle of Tewkesbury, where she led the Lancastrian Army. The pillars and canopy are much later.

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