Lymm is a picturesque village in the heart of Cheshire. The village name Lymm means a “place of running water” and is likely derived from an ancient stream that ran through the village centre. The earliest documented reference to Lymm is in the Domesday Book of 1086 AD, where the name appears as Lime, meaning on the “limit” of the County of Chester. The place name also occurs as Limme (1194), Lymmya (1270) and Limb (1673). The Bridgewater Canal passes through the centre of Lymm, which was an important transportation link during the 19th century.
Lymm cross is the main attraction in the centre of the village which is thought to date back to the seventeenth century. There are many picturesque walks around Lymm. Lymm Dam is an outstanding area of beauty, perfect for picnics, leisurely walks, wonderful views, wildlife and heritage. Other picturesque walks include the Bridgewater canal which opened in 1761 as the first British canal to be built without following an existing waterway, Spud Wood located in Oughtrington as a Woodland Trust Wood and the Trans Pennine Trail. Lymm is a beautiful village to visit and boasts many restaurants, pubs and shops and is well worth a visit. The village has great transport links and is located 8km from Warrington and 24km from Manchester City centre.
The village of Lymm is full of historical charm and character and without events such as the May Queen would not be as special as it is today. Relying on volunteers we value any help you could offer and any support is greatly appreciated. Please come along to our next May Queen event and keep history going.
Photos from Lymm Photo Society