- 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.
"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.
- Rosemary LOCKIE provides a transcription of the Packington entry from Pigot & Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire (1835).
- Colin HINSON provides the transcription of the section for Packington from the National Gazetteer (1868).
- This Derbyshire portion of this parish was in the ancient Repton and Gresley Hundred (or Wapentake).
- 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.