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Rivington Pike Tower at Sd 642 137, Rivington

Description: Rivington Pike Tower at Sd 642 137

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 April 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 184424

OS Grid Reference: SD6429413783
OS Grid Coordinates: 364294, 413783
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6194, -2.5413

Location: Horwich, Bolton BL6 7SA

Locality: Rivington
Local Authority: Chorley Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: BL6 7SA

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Listing Text

SD 61 SW
14/170 Rivington Pike Tower at
SD 642 137
- II

Tower. Built 1733 by John Andrews of Little Lever, owner of Manor of
Rivington; said to be on site of earlier beacon. Gritstone. About 5
metres square and 7 metres high. High chamfered plinth, string course,
oversailing parapet crowned with pointed corner and intermediate steps.
One blocked rectangular opening in each side including doorway on south
side with an ornamental pointed "hoodmould" above it breaking the string
course. History: built as hunting lodge; contained a fireplace (and
formerly had a chimney) and small cellar. Reference: M.D. Smith
Leverhulme's Rivington (Chorley 1984) pp.7-9.

Listing NGR: SD6429413783

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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