Lyme Cage

Has been described as a Questionable Uncertain, and also as a Questionable Pele Tower

There are major building remains

NameLyme Cage
Alternative Names
Historic CountryCheshire
Modern AuthorityCheshire
1974 AuthorityCheshire
Civil ParishLyme Handley

Watch tower in Lyme Park constructed circa 1525. It is square in plan and has four corner towers which were added during the 1720s. It is thought to have been used to detain those who contravened the game laws, when Lyme was part of a royal forest. (PastScape)

Gatehouse Comments

How much was this a fortification or a banqueting house?

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

This is a Grade 2* listed building protected by law

Historic England Scheduled Monument Number
Historic England Listed Building number(s)
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Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSJ966830
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  • Harrison, W., 1902, Transactions of the Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society Vol. 20 p. 21-2