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Description: Rivington Pike Tower at Sd 642 137
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
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SD 61 SW
14/170 Rivington Pike Tower at
SD 642 137
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
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Source: English Heritage
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