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Latitude: 53.3383 / 53°20'17"N
Longitude: -2.0537 / 2°3'13"W
OS Eastings: 396519
OS Northings: 382378
OS Grid: SJ965823
Mapcode National: GBR GY3V.51
Mapcode Global: WHBBB.FC84
Entry Name: The Orangery
Listing Date: 14 April 1967
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1277341
English Heritage Legacy ID: 407211
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
SJ 98 SE LYME HANDLEY C.P. LYME PARK
14.4.67 The Orangery.
Conservatory, with former brewhouse and laundry to rear, then boiler
house and gardeners' accommodation: 1815 by Lewis Wyatt for Sir
Thomas Legh; interior altered 1862 by A.Darbyshire for William Legh.
Ashlar brown sandstone, pitched glass roof and 2 stone chimneys.
One-storey, symmetrical 11-bay front. Central 3 bays cant forward and
have tall rectangular, ovolo-moulded, lights with 3 mullions and 2
transoms and a semi-circular member through the upper lights. The
same windows are in the 3 bays to either side and all bays are divided
by Tuscan pilasters. End bays step forward with semi-circular headed
niches containing urns with moulded panels above. Projecting moulded
cornice supports balustrade. Attached parallel range to rear has
ovolo-moulded, mullioned and transomed windows.
Interior: Raised moulded copings around flower beds, central
3-storey, sub-classical fountain and a tiled floor has plaques of Legh
arms and William Legh's initials. These replace 2 plunging pits and
tiered, circular plant stand in Wyatt's original design, with an
early use of under-floor heating, using waste heat from the brewhouse
and laundry behind.
This building groups well with Wyatt's remodelled east front of Lyme
Listing NGR: SJ9652182382
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