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Last month I did not take a lot of pictures so I have more time to go through the old ones and this is one from them.

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.

Lyme Park is an estate and park near Disley, in the county of Cheshire, England.The principal feature of the park is Lyme Hall, an Elizabethan manor house resembling an Italianate palazzo. It is a Grade I listed building.
Lyme was granted to the first Piers Legh and his wife Margaret by Richard II in 1398, as a reward for heroic deeds in battle, and by the 16th century the Leghs had made Lyme their main home. Over the next two centuries, the estate was developed further with Sir Piers Legh VII instigating an extensive rebuilding programme, and the rebuilding and renovation was continued by successive generations.In the 1720s, the Venetian architect Giacomo Leoni transformed the Tudor hall to resemble an Italianate palazzo, but despite its outer appearance, the inside of the hall was left relatively unaltered. During the 19th century the building was restored and altered extensively by Lewis Wyatt, who renovated every room in some way, and in 1860 the garden that can be seen today was set out.[6] By the 20th century the upkeep and maintenance of Lyme had become difficult for the family, and so four years after inheriting the estate in 1942, the 3rd Lord Newton gave Lyme and the surrounding 1,400 acres (5.7 kmē) of land to the National Trust in order to secure its future.
Famous scene in Pride & Prejudice (1995) where Darcy emerges from a lake was filmed here

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