Packwood House was originally 16th-century, yet its interiors were extensively restored between the First and Second world wars by Graham Baron Ash to create a fascinating 20th-century evocation of domestic Tudor architecture. Through its long history the house adopted many styles and features depending on the owner, but has now been restored to its original intent or as closely as would allow.
Packwood House contains a fine collection of 16th-Century textiles and furniture, and the gardens have renowned herbaceous borders and a famous collection of yews.
Packwood also houses one of the most prestigious fine china tea cups & saucer collections rumoured to have been commissioned for one very important lady who just may have been royal - we will let you decide from the pictures!
We are members of the National Trust and get an enormous amount out of our membership. Quite often we take the guided tours and we find this to be so valuable in learning much more about the history behind these great historic houses.
NB Please note that some National Trust properties don't allow you to take photographs inside the house so please always ask permission first. Many will allow it provided you don't use a flash. I had asked and been given permission to take the internal shot featured here.
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