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The Dark Passage, Joining the Orangery to Lyme Park

A Grade II Listed Building in Lyme Handley, Cheshire East

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Latitude: 53.3383 / 53°20'17"N

Longitude: -2.054 / 2°3'14"W

OS Eastings: 396499

OS Northings: 382374

OS Grid: SJ964823

Mapcode National: GBR GY3V.31

Mapcode Global: WHBBB.FC35

Entry Name: The Dark Passage, Joining the Orangery to Lyme Park

Listing Date: 17 November 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1277338

English Heritage Legacy ID: 407199

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


4/62 The Dark Passage,
joining the Orangery to
Lyme Park.


Passage to Kitchen and enclosed store-rooms under east terrace: 1815
by Lewis Wyatt for Sir Thomas Legh. Coursed rubble sandstone, some
brick and sandstone slabs used in later addition. Curving
barrel-vaulted passage to kitchen where doorcase has semi-circular
rusticated head. Extended above ground where lit by rebated
single-lights divided by iron bar and with wedged and cambered lintels
with false keystones. Rebated, rectangular doorcase at north end
re-used from early C19. Enclosed store-rooms are lit by ovolo-moulded
mullioned transomed windows and a semi-circular head door leads down
steps into a game store of 4 brick, groined vaults spring from a
central square pillar. The outer wall alongside the Orangery carries
carved stone urns.

The vaulted room was originally designed to contain a dairy and a
circular shell grotto.

Listing NGR: SJ9648982374

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

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