Prestwold Hall

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Prestwold Hall

Prestwold Hall is a country house in Leicestershire, England standing in 2,500 acres (10 km2) of land in the parish of Prestwold.

Prestwold Hall was for many years the seat of the Packe family. After the death of Major Robert Christopher Packe (born c.1783), one time Aide-de-camp to King George III, killed during the Battle of Waterloo, the hall passed to his nephew George Hussey Packe who held the hall and estate until his death in 1874.[1][2][3]

The hall was remodelled by architect William Burn in 1842–1844, incorporating the fabric of a mid-18th-century H-plan house. It was Grade I listed in 1951.[4]

Prestwold Hall passed to the Drury-Lowe family in 1936 when Penelope Mary, the daughter of Sir Edward Hussey Packe, married John Drury Boteler Drury-Lowe (1905-1960).[citation needed] Drury-Lowe adopted the additional surname of Packe – his son, Simon Jasper Packe-Drury-Low, inherited the house and estate in 1938.[citation needed]

Near the house stands the Grade II* listed church of St Andrew, a medieval parish church largely rebuilt in 1890 by the architect Sir A Blomfield. It is all that remains of the medieval village of Prestwold, which was demolished during the enclosure of the estate.[citation needed]

Within the estate are five flats (thee of which are in the house), two lodges, a gardener's cottage and a laundry cottage. The hall is also used to host weddings and private parties.[citation needed]

Prestwold Hall was the site of the 2012 Convoy for Heroes Land Rover event.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ White, Philip; "Heroes of Waterloo", Retrieved 30 December 2013
  2. ^ "Prestwold". Kelly's Directory of Leicestershire & Rutland (1899)
  3. ^ Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1855, p.57
  4. ^ "Prestwold Hall , Prestwold - Listed Buildings - Charnwood Borough Council". charnwood.gov.uk. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 

Coordinates: 52°47′15.50″N 1°8′33.50″W / 52.7876389°N 1.1426389°W / 52.7876389; -1.1426389