The second stately home on our September 2022 Country House Tour was Lyme Park, my second visit there. I include the picture below from the 1995 mini-series of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice because many of you will recognize the south façade of Lyme Hall which played the part of Pemberley's exterior.
Below, the Saloon sits behind the memorable portico on the South Façade. Paneled in oak, it boasts a fine walnut harpsichord by John Hitchcock of London, from the mid 1760's.
Below, the Grand Staircase was designed by Leoni in the early 18th century. At the top is a portrait of Thomas Legh (1792-1857) an avid traveler in his Nubian (Egyptian) dress, painted c. 1820 by William Bradley
Below, left, several first floor rooms are devoted to the National Trust's renowned collection of time pieces, these three being long case clocks dating from the 17th C. The collection includes the oldest pendulum clock in the UK.
Below right, a view of the Long Gallery 130 feet in length, on the second floor, east side, overlooking the Orangery, a remainder of the Elizabethan period when the house was new.
Below, left, a doll house from the Edwardian Nursery, one of many toys which can be played with by visiting children. On the right, one of several paintings in Lyme showing the type of mastiffs the estate became famous for breeding.