Lyme Handley

Extract from Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England, 1831.
Transcribed by Mel Lockie, © Copyright 2010
Lewis Topographical Dictionaries

LYME-HANDLEY, a township in the parish of PRESTBURY, hundred of MACCLESFIELD, county palatine of CHESTER, 7 miles (N.E. by N.) from Macclesfield, containing 253 inhabitants. Lyme Hall, the principal seat of the family of Legh, is a quadrangular building of white grit-stone: the more ancient part of it was erected about the end of the reign of Elizabeth; the south and west fronts are of the Ionic order, from a design by Leoni. In the park there are deer, the flesh of which is of a superior flavour and quality, produced, probably, by the peculiar nature of the herbage upon which they feed.

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