Lyme Handley  Cheshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Lyme Handley like this:

LYME-HANDLEY, a township, with a village, in Prestbury parish, Cheshire; near the Peak Forest canal and the Buxton railway, 7 miles NNE of Macclesfield. Acres, 3,920. Real property, £3,145; of which £445 are in mines. Pop., 237. Houses, 52. The property belongs to Thomas Leigh, Esq.; and has descended to him from Sir Perkin Leigh, who received it from the Black Prince, and was at Cressy. ...

Lyme Hall, Mr. Leigh's seat, is a noble quadrangular mansion, partly Tudor, partly by Leoni; contains portraits of the Black Prince and Sir Perkin, and a picture gallery; commands a very fine view, and stands in a park well-stocked with red deer.

Lyme Handley through time

Lyme Handley is now part of Macclesfield district. Click here for graphs and data of how Macclesfield has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Lyme Handley itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Lyme Handley, in Macclesfield and Cheshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 24th June 2021

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