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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to The Holy Rood.

  • The church building apparently dates from at least 1220.

  • See also the Leicestershire Church History for Packington.


Description and Travel

"PACKINGTON is a parish, partly in the hundred of Repton and Gresley, and partly in the western division of the hundred of Goscote, county of Leicester. The village, which is about a mile and three quarters S. by E. from Ashby-de-la-Zouch, contains the parish church, dedicated to the Holy Rood; the living of which is a vicarage, in the patronage of Sir Charles Abney Hastings, Bart. The parish contained, (including the hamlet of Snibstone), in the year 1831, 730 persons."

[Description from Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835]

NOTE: See also the Leicestershire entry.

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Historical Geography

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Politics and Government

  • This Derbyshire portion of this parish was in the ancient Repton and Gresley Hundred (or Wapentake).

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Ashby-de-la-Zouch petty session hearings.

  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act reforms, Packington became part of the Ashby-de-la-Zouch Poorlaw Union.