Lyme Park

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The south front of Lyme Park, Cheshire as rebuilt by Giacomo Leoni. The original Tudor mansion was transformed by Leoni into an Italian palazzo
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The north front of Lyme from Jones' Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen (1819).

Lyme Park is an estate and park in the county of Cheshire in England, near Disley. The principal feature of the park is Lyme Hall, the location for "Pemberley", the home of Mr. Darcy in the BBC's adaptation of Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice.

The original Elizabethan house was redesigned to resemble an Italian palazzo in the 18th century by the Venetian architect Giacomo Leoni. There is further information on the design of Lyme Park on the Giacomo Leoni page.

The parkland is a habitat for many red deer and fallow deer. Lyme has an unusual landmark, "The Cage", a folly which served as a watchtower from which to follow the stag hunts.

In front of the house is a 'mirror pool', an 18th-century landscape gardening feature, which is a small lake or pond perfectly reflecting the image of the principlal facade. The garden features an orangery and a sunken Dutch garden.

External link

Page on the National Trust's website (http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/scripts/nthandbook.dll?ACTION=PROPERTY&PROPERTYID=114)

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