Great Packington

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Packington Park

Great Packington is a hamlet, civil parish and country park in the North Warwickshire district of Warwickshire, England.[1] The parish of Meriden is to the south-east, and Little Packington to the west. At Great Packington is Packington estate, which includes Packington Hall, Packington Old Hall and St James' Church.

History[edit]

At the publication of the Domesday Survey in 1086, (Great) Packington and Little Packington were recorded as Patitone, where the first t is a mistake for c, i.e. Pacitone.[2] The settlement of 15 households was within the hundred of Coleshill in Warwickshire.[3] The tenant-in-chief was Thorkil of Warwick, who held land and a number of manors in Warwickshire. His descendants are one of only three families that can document their lineage in the male line back to Anglo-Saxon times.

The hundred was first called by its present name of Hemlingford Hundred in the Pipe Roll of 8 Henry II (1161-62), presumedly after the site of the hundred court had been relocated.

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External links[edit]

Media related to Great Packington at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 52°27′32″N 1°40′01″W / 52.459°N 1.667°W / 52.459; -1.667


  1. ^ 'Parishes: Great Packington', in A History of the County of Warwick: Volume 4, Hemlingford Hundred, ed. L F Salzman (London, 1947), pp. 180-183. British History Online. Accessed 16 May 2020.
  2. ^ 'Packington (Great and Little). Warwickshire Place Names. By William Henry Duignan. Oxford University Press, 1912. Page 93. Accessed May 2020.
  3. ^ Open Domesday: Packington and (Little) Packington. Accessed May 2020.