Cheshire - The Cage, Lyme Park tea towel

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  • Sturdy half panama US cotton (48cm x 70cm)
  • Our special inks mean that colours last in the wash
  • Includes hanging loop
  • Designed and manufactured in the UK
  • Delivery with Royal Mail, free on orders of 2+ tea towels
  • 100-day money back guarantee if you change your mind

Stocky, square, and maybe a little intimidating, the Cage sits atop a hill in the Lyme Park estate. From its prominent position, it offers amazing views of the Saddleworth hills and the Cheshire Plain - not to mention Lyme's 1400 acres of historic parkland. On a clear day, the Cage can be seen all the way from Manchester.

The original Cage was first built in 1524, either as a hunting lodge or a watchtower. Its name comes from its use in the 1600s as a holding prison for poachers awaiting trial. But the current building - with its ashlar sandstone and its staid architectural features - was constructed in the 18th century as part of more extensive work on the Lyme estate. Since then, the Cage has been a stalwart and unchanging feature in the surrounding wild landscape.

This design shows the Cage at dawn, its facade orange in the early light, a crescent moon still hung in the grey-blue sky. And to the left, a deer's silhouette: originally a deer park, Lyme is still home to hundreds of red deer, and even some Highland cattle. Go on, indulge yourself - a beautiful morning scene like this would brighten any kitchen!

Half Panama organic bleached cotton (heavy weight, textured finish). Stitched on all four sides. Includes hanging loop. Measures approximately 48cm x 70cm. Machine wash at 40 degrees max. We recommend that before you use your tea towel for the first time you wash it at least once to soften up the material and make it more absorbent for drying dishes. Please note size can vary slightly.