LYME PARK - 16/05/04 - PAGE 1

Photos on this page are from our visit to Lyme Park last Sunday, 16/05/04. The park is located in Disley, Stockport, Cheshire and is signposted off the A6 road that runs from Stockport towards Buxton. For a map of the area click here. The weather was dry and sunny with temperatures of approximately 22˚C. This is our second visit to this property on Boots and Paws, first visited back in June 03.

To see page two from today click here, or other visits can be found here, 28/06/03 | 16/10/04.

One of the first sights as you travel along the driveway towards the house is the imposing tower north east of Lyme Hall. The 'Cage' was built in the 18th century and is thought to be a hunting lodge. The inscription above the sun dial on the south face of the tower (right photo) reads 'Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy Youth'. There are great views from the the tower's elevated position across Manchester and the Pennines.
The inscription (left photo) as you enter through to the Palladian Courtyard (centre photo) shows information regarding the presenting of the house to the National Trust in 1946 by Richard Legh, 3rd Lord Newton, for the 'Health, Education and Delight of the People'
The impressive South Front of Lyme Hall shown in the photo on the left above. The gardens are colourful, especially with the Rhododendrons in flower.
Giant Rhubarb in the photo on the left above. Photos centre and right are from the Orangery that was designed in 1815 by Lewis Wyatt and remade in 1865 by Alfred Derbyshire. The fig, (centre photo) is thought to be about 90 years old. More photos and information are on page two, click here to visit.


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