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The Lantern

A Grade II* Listed Building in Lyme Handley, Cheshire East

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Latitude: 53.3384 / 53°20'18"N

Longitude: -2.0433 / 2°2'35"W

OS Eastings: 397211

OS Northings: 382390

OS Grid: SJ972823

Mapcode National: GBR GY5T.FZ

Mapcode Global: WHBBB.LC61

Entry Name: The Lantern

Listing Date: 17 November 1983

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1277282

English Heritage Legacy ID: 407224

Location: Lyme Handley, Cheshire East, SK12

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Lyme Handley

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Disley St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

SJ 98 SE

The Lantern.


Belvedere: Upper storey and spire c.1580 but moved, lower storeys c.1700. Lower 2 storeys, coursed squared buff sandstone rubble with hammer-dressed pink sandstone dressings. Upper storey ashlar buff sandstone. 3 storey and spire, symmetrical front. Ground storey square with cyma-moulded doorcase to front and cyma-moulded reveals to sides. Bead-moulded coping on corners left by junction of octagonal upper storeys. In first storey, 5 openings to front and sides have cyma-moulded reveals but in second storey they have plain sills and lintels but reeded, half round vertical jambs. The latter storey only has blocked plain openings to rear. Projecting mouldings at second floor and eaves and reeded band above 2nd storey windows. Octagonal spire.

Second storey visible as lantern/bellcote above north gatehouse at Lyme Park (q.v.) in painting of 1640. Removed when scrolled pediment added. The same cyma-moulded reveals as in lower storeys can be seen around the windows of the north range at Lyme Park (q.v.).

Listing NGR: SJ9721182390

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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