Monument details

HER Number:1633/2/1
Type of record:Building
Name:Lyme Cage

Summary

Located on high ground above the north-western approach to the mansion at Lyme Park stands Lyme Cage. Built in the sixteenth century, it probably fulfilled the dual purpose of a gatehouse and as a hunting tower (from which the hunt could be observed). It also reputedly acted as a lock up, for those caught poaching the park's game. It was rebuilt between 1734 and 1734, probably as a prospect tower for viewing the parkland. Grade II listed.


Parish:LYME HANDLEY, MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE EAST

Monument Types

  • GATEHOUSE (AD 16TH CENTURY to AD 18TH CENTURY - 1580 AD? to 1734 AD)
  • HUNTING LODGE (AD 16TH CENTURY to AD 18TH CENTURY - 1580 AD? to 1734 AD)
  • LOCK UP (AD 16TH CENTURY to AD 18TH CENTURY - 1580 AD? to 1734 AD)
  • GATE LODGE (AD 18TH CENTURY to AD 19TH CENTURY - 1737 AD to 1899 AD)
  • HUNTING LODGE? (AD 18TH CENTURY to AD 19TH CENTURY - 1737 AD to 1899 AD)
  • PROSPECT TOWER? (AD 18TH CENTURY to AD 19TH CENTURY - 1737 AD to 1899 AD)
Protected Status:Registered Park or Garden (II*) 1000642: Lyme Park; Listed Building (II*) 407227: THE CAGE

Related records

1633/2/0Related to: Lyme Park (Monument)



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