LYMING, Robert
(ca. 1558-1628)


English carpenter and architect. His earliest record of employment is dated 1607 at the almshouses at Theobalds in Hertfordshire. From 1607-12 he was in charge of the design and construction of Hatfield House for Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury. In 1616-17 Lyming was designing Blickling Hall in Norfolk for Sir Henry Hobart, 1st Baronet.

Both country houses are typical examples of Jacobean architecture, brick built with stone mouldings around the windows and doors, with stone string courses and quoins, the central feature of each building is a clock tower, stone at Hatfield House and wood designed and painted to look like stone at Blickling.