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The Orangery

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

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II*

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

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Listing Text

SJ 98 SE LYME HANDLEY C.P. LYME PARK

4/64
14.4.67 The Orangery.

GV II*

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
Park (q.v.).


Listing NGR: SJ9652182382

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

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