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Church of the Holy Trinity, Rivington

Description: Church of the Holy Trinity

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 April 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 184431

OS Grid Reference: SD6249814442
OS Grid Coordinates: 362498, 414442
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6252, -2.5685

Location: Horrobin Lane, Rivington, Lancashire BL6 7SE

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

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Listing Text

SD 61 SW
14/177 Church of the Holy Trinity
17.4.67 (Formerly listed as Rivington
- II

Parish church. Probably 1666 rebuild of early C16 chapel, altered and
restored in late C19. Irregularly coursed sandstone with large quoins,
slate roof. Nave with south porch and north vestry, chancel. Small plain
building with 3 square-headed 3-light windows on each side, the lights on
the south side round-headed and those on the north side square-headed, C19
gabled porch between the centre and western windows on the south side,
modern vestry in equivalent position on north side. West gable wall has a
wide elliptical-headed doorway, and an octagonal bellturret with square
base partly corbelled out and a conical roof with tall weathervane.
Chancel has a window of 3 round-headed lights in each side and a
segmental-headed east window of 5 lights with a transom. Interior: roof of
4 collar trusses with bracing to tie-beams and collars; oak screen with
some parts late medieval; late C16 oak octagonal pulpit on a stem, with 2
linen-fold panels in each side; on north wall a genealogical painting
copied in 1835 from a copy of 1821 of a C16 original relating to the
Pilkington family (which was damaged by fire in 1834); C18 brass chandelier
with fluted body and 2 tiers of arms. History: chapel of ease built in
late C15 rebuilt or restored by Richard Pilkington c.1540 (Pilkington
family held Rivington as tenants-in-chief of Duchy of Lancaster, built
Rivington Hall, q.v.) Reference VCH Lancs V, pp.286-293.

Listing NGR: SD6249814442

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Source: English Heritage

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