SJ9682 : Lyme Hall, Disley

near to Higher Poynton, Cheshire, Great Britain

Lyme Hall, Disley
Lyme Hall, Disley
Lyme Hall is the largest country house in Cheshire, measuring overall 190 feet (58 m) by 130 feet (40 m) round a courtyard plan. The older part is built in coursed, squared buff sandstone rubble with sandstone dressings; the later work is in ashlar sandstone. The whole house has a roof of Welsh slates. The symmetrical north face is of 15 bays in three storeys; its central bay consists of a slightly protruding gateway. The arched doorway in this bay has Doric columns with a niche on each side. Above the doorway are three more Doric columns with a pediment, and above this are three further columns. Over all this are four further columns with an open pediment bearing an image of Minerva. The architectural historian Nikolaus Pevsner referred to this gateway as "the craziest Elizabethan frontispiece". The endmost three bays on each side project slightly forwards. The ground floors of the three outer bays on each side are rusticated, and their upper storeys are divided by large Corinthian pilasters. The west front is also in three storeys, with nine bays, the outer two bays on each side projecting forward. The ground floor is rusticated and the upper floors are smooth.
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Friday, 10 August, 2012   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 12 August, 2012
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Public buildings and spaces  Historic sites and artefacts 
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Lyme Park  Disley 
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Cheshire 
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England 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9645 8234 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:20.2771N 2:3.2866W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9649 8231
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