Lyme Park is a large estate located south of Disley in Cheshire, England. It consists of a mansion house surrounded by formal gardens. The house is the largest in Cheshire and a Grade 1 listed building. And yesterday I had the pleasure of spending time with my great friends, Simon & Lindsey Penfound enjoying Lyme Park.
The estate was granted to Sir Thomas Danyers in 1346 and passed to the Leghs of Lyme by marriage in 1388. It remained in the possession of the Legh family until 1946 when it was given to the National Trust. The house dates from the 16th century. Modifications were made to it in the 1720s by Giacomo Leoni, who retained some of the Elizabethan features, particularly the courtyard and the south range. It is difficult to classify Leoni’s work at Lyme as it contains elements of both Palladian and Baroque styles. Further modifications were made by Lewis Wyatt in the 19th century, especially to the interior. Formal gardens were created and developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
The house, gardens and park have been used as locations for filming and they are open to the public.