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Gate Piers, Gates and Railings, 48 Metres North of North Front of Lyme Park

A Grade II Listed Building in Lyme Handley, Cheshire East

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Latitude: 53.3387 / 53°20'19"N

Longitude: -2.0549 / 2°3'17"W

OS Eastings: 396442

OS Northings: 382424

OS Grid: SJ964824

Mapcode National: GBR GY2T.XW

Mapcode Global: WHBBB.DBQT

Entry Name: Gate Piers, Gates and Railings, 48 Metres North of North Front of Lyme Park

Listing Date: 14 April 1967

Last Amended: 17 November 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1277459

English Heritage Legacy ID: 406871

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


4/61 Gate piers, gates and
railings, 48m north of
north front of Lyme
Park. (Formerly listed as
Entrance arch at Lyme Park)


Gatepiers, overthrow, gates, railings and corner piers: Gate piers
late C17, overthrow and corner piers added mid C18 (perhaps by Sampson
Brelsford), gates and railings 1821 by Lewis Wyatt. Gate piers,
ashlar buff sandstone, square in plan on moulded plinth. Body has
clasping rusticated quoins with semi-circular headed window of
one-roomed lodge covered by iron grill (semi-circular headed door to
rear). Projecting moulded cornice has stepped capstones supporting
pair of lions couchant, looking in opposite directions. Piers joined
by semi-circular overthrow with, at centre, a gadrooned urn with
twisted centre, said to be lodges' chimney. Pair of rectangular iron
gates below, spears with dogbars and some geometric work. Spear
railings on sandstone base join gate piers to corner piers. Each has
a square rusticated body on a moulded plinth and a moulded cornice
above, supporting stepped capstone and spread eagle looking towards
the house. The spear railings continue from the corner piers to the

Listing NGR: SJ9644182423

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

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