Packington Hall is located approximately two miles from Lichfield, and was likely built for Zachary Babington whose daughter Mary Babington married Theophilus Levett, town clerk of Lichfield. From Theophilus Levett the home passed to a succession of family members, including MP John Levett, the Rev. Thomas Levett, who was the vicar of Whittington, and Robert Thomas Kennedy Levett.
This is our second visit, possibly 3 years later. It seems all the carpet has gone, vandals have moved in and the electric is no longer on. The property is now sold and will be refurbished into new apartments.
This cottage left you feeling rather sad after a while as you really felt you knew the couple as there were so many personal belongings left behind. Jack was no doubt, by those who knew him, a legend! A man who really loved his home. He was keen on D.I.Y, a member of the M.V.C for the Shifnal district which surprises me that none of these possessions have been passed on or looked after. However, there is a squatter, a heavy drugs user living in the property who is very approachable who good old chat.
So named as it used to contain an old trunk with a diary in, but sadly all rooms have now been cleared. Was a bit of a squeeze to get into but once inside you really do need to tread carefully on some of the flooring. Still worth a visit however as you will see from the gallery.