SJ9683 : The Cage, Lyme Park

taken 7 years ago, near to Disley, Cheshire, Great Britain

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The Cage, Lyme Park
The Cage, Lyme Park
Other than the house, the most prominent building in the park is this tower called the Cage. It stands on top of Cage Hill which is to the north of the house and to the east of the main driveway. The Cage was originally a hunting lodge and was later used as a park-keeper's cottage and as a lock-up for prisoners.

The first structure on the site was built about 1580; this was taken down and rebuilt in 1737. The Cage is a Grade II* listed building.
Lyme Park :: SJ9682
Lyme Park is a large estate located south of Disley, Cheshire, England. It is owned and administered by the National Trust with financial support from Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council.

The estate consists of a mansion house, dating from the latter part of the 16th century, surrounded by formal gardens set within in a large park. The estate was granted to Sir Thomas Danyers in 1346 and passed to the Leghs of Lyme by marriage in 1388. It remained in their possession until 1946 when it was given to the National Trust.

The house is the largest in Cheshire, and has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building. The surrounding gardens and park are listed at Grade II* in the National Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.

LinkExternal link - Lyme Park House and Garden, official National Trust site
LinkExternal link - Wikipedia article
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 7 February, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 9 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Country estates 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9663 8306 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:20.6655N 2:3.1248W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9664 8301
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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National Trust  Country Park  Tower  18th Century  Eighteenth Century  Sandstone  Cupolas  Grade II(star) Listed Building 

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