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Brief description of site

High Legh was a landscape park built around two historic halls. These have now been demolished and a modern housing estate built where they stood. The remaining parkland has been converted into a golf course.
The outlines of the design by Humphry Repton are still discernible and proposals from Repton's Red Book for the park can still be recognised.

Brief history of site

The landscape park at High Legh was created at some point between the late-18th and early-19th centuries.

George Ormerod's 1819 'History of Cheshire' noted that the site was owned by George Legh, and that the grounds had been laid out under the direction of Humphry Repton.

Location information:

Locality: near Lymm, Cheshire

Local Authorities:

Cheshire East; Knutsford

Historical County: Cheshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 109 Grid Ref: SJ 707 836
Latitude: 53.3485 Longitude: -2.4416

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: sports site

Site first created: 1768 to 1833

Main period of development: Late 18th century

Survival: Lost

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