Historical Houses Cheshire: Spotlight on Lymm Part III

Lymm, Cheshire

One of Cheshire’s most idyllic and quaint villages, Lymm features a host of impressive historical architecture. Lymm’s architectural beauty includes monuments, infrastructure and houses. In Historical Houses Cheshire’s ‘Spotlight on Lymm’ series, we’ve been taking a close look at the magnificence of Lymm.

Lymm Dam

Lymm Dam was constructed in 1824, during the construction of what is now the A56 road. The dam is one of Lymm’s most popular visitor attractions and it hosts a rich variety of wildlife. From nesting kingfishers, to North American grey squirrels and wild bats, Lymm Dam offers plenty to nature lovers. The Bay Malton Angling Club, based in Cheshire, holds exclusive rights to angling at Lymm Damn, providing access to anglers all year round. The area surrounding Lymm Dam is maintained and preserved by Warrington Borough Council, Lymm Heritage Group, Bay Malton Angling Club, Lymm Parish Council and Keep Lymm Tidy Group.

Lymm Cross

Lymm Cross is a monument located in Lymm and is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building. The cross is usually dated back to the mid-1600s but some historical experts maintain that the original cross may even date back to Saxon or even Roman times. The ancient stepped pavilion upon which the cross is set is carved out of a local sandstone, with one of four square pillars baring the inscription ‘1775’. Erection of crosses across the country was a common occurrence, around the time to which Lymm Cross is dated back. Despite their abundance of construction, Lymm Cross is one of the few examples that remains. The modern cross which stands today is a result of a renovation that took place, to convert Lymm Cross into the Queen Victoria Memorial, in 1897. With a long, fascinating and somewhat mysterious history, Lymm Cross still attracts attention and curiosity today.