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Friday, 14 April 2017

A-Z Challenge 2017 - Houses, some real, some not - 'L'

L - Lyme Hall


South face of Lyme Park House
(By Julie Anne Workman, 29 September 2013 - CC BY_SA
Lyme Hall in Cheshire was originally a hunting lodge. A house was built there in Tudor time which was turned into an Italiante palace in the early 18th Century.

Once the home of the Legh family it has become 'Pemberley' in the BBC's production of Pride and Prejudice'.

It is now managed by the National Trust,

In this 200th anniversary year of the death of Jane Austen, Lyme turns back the clock to the Regency era, where you can uncover the fascinating story of Thomas Legh, Lyme's very own Regency Indiana Jones.

10 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Bob - stunning looking place - and the history of the Legh family I imagine is fascinating and long-lived over the centuries. I'd like to know more - perhaps I'll get to Cheshire sometime ... cheers Hilary

http://positiveletters.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/l-is-for-legendary-beasts-of-britain.html

Suzy said...

Beautiful. I thought it looked familiar - good old Pemberley. Thanks for sharing.

Suzy at Someday Somewhere Live as if

lynnelives said...

Great theme. I know the name and am sure I'll have been there as a child. looking forward to the rest.

FinnBadger said...

I agree - it is beautiful.

Phillip | L is for Letters

WM Anderson said...

Have just relocated to London from Oz, and my list of places to visit while we're in the UK is getting longer. Hope you are enjoying the AtoZ challenge.
Half way there.
http://wendyoftherock.blogspot.com

Jo said...

Cheshire? Pemberley is set in the Lake District so I naively assumed the house was also in the Lake District.

I was born in Cheshire but never saw this house, what a pity.

Kristin said...

I wish I would one day be able to tour one of the castle like houses you are sharing.

Finding Eliza

Eva A. said...

It certainly looks like Pemberley...
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Eva - Mail Adventures

Trin Carl said...

Pride and Prejudice House...nothing too limey about that lol.

L is for L'Engle, have you read Wrinkle in Time?

http://theglobaldig.blogspot.com/2017/04/l-is-for-lengle-atozchallenge-via.html

Melanie said...

Gorgeous.