Lyme Hall, Lyme Handley

Recent Photograph of Lyme Hall (Lyme Handley)

“LYME-HANDLEY (is) a township in the parish of Prestbury, hundred of Macclesfield, county palatine of Chester, 6 miles N.E. of Macclesfield. Stockport is its post town. It is situated in the vicinity of the Peake Forest canal, and commands a view of the country round Disley, with the Mersey and Derbyshire hills in the distance. This manor belongs to the Legh family, whose ancestor, Sir Perkin, served with the Black Prince at the battle of Cressy.

Lyme Hall, the family seat, is a quadrangular building of white grit-stone, partly Elizabethan, and partly by Leoni. It contains some stained windows, the carved bedstead of the Black Prince, and a picture gallery with a portrait of the Prince. The park is very extensive, and abounds with red deer. In the neighbourhood are a large number of wild cattle.”

(Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003)


Image contributed by Pete Howard on 15th May 2005.
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