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Pigeon Tower at North East Corner of Lord Leverhulme's Terraced Gardens at Sd 639 143, Rivington

Description: Pigeon Tower at North East Corner of Lord Leverhulme's Terraced Gardens at Sd 639 143

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 January 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 184425

OS Grid Reference: SD6396214335
OS Grid Coordinates: 363962, 414335
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6243, -2.5463

Location: Belmont Road, Rivington, Lancashire BL6 7SB

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

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Listing Text

SD 61 SW
14/171 Pigeon Tower at north east
corner of Lord Leverhulme's
Terraced Gardens at
- SD 639 143

Pigeon house and look out. 1910, by R. Atkinson for Lord Leverhulme.
Gritstone brought to courses, with small rock-faced quoins, steeply-pitched
stone slate roof, with side wall chimney. In dramatic Gothic style, very
prominently sited. Square one-room plan with semi-circular stairturret on
west side. Four stages with basement entrance and 3 vertically stacked
rooms; basement entrance by round-headed gateway with moulded imposts; and
surround of thin stone slates incorporating a keystone of the same,
buttressed west corners; 2nd and 3rd stages are bird houses and have
2-light chamfered mullion windows, 4th stage (designed as sitting room) has
similar 4-light window on north and south side, corbelled chimney on east
side; stairturret has 3 looplights under semi-circular relieving arches and
the flanking sides of the west wall have square pigeon holes with perching
ledges; steeply pitched roof swept over eaves carries round stairturret in
conical form. The item is the most striking of the surviving architectural
features of Lord Leverhulme's "Bungalow Gardens".

Listing NGR: SD6390014300

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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