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Rivington Castle, Rivington

Description: Rivington Castle

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 April 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 184433

OS Grid Reference: SD6285213034
OS Grid Coordinates: 362852, 413034
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6125, -2.5630

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

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Listing Text

SD 61 SW
14/180 Rivington Castle
- II

Replica of ruins of former Liverpool Castle. From 1912, built for
Lord Leverhulme; uncompleted. Squared gritstone. Almost rectangular
bailey with great hall etc on north side, gatehouse on each side, circular
corner towers. Gothic style, with triangular-headed arched doorways and
embrasures; three semi-circular arches from bailey to gatehouse; remains of
stone spiral staircase at north west corner. Item is principal feature of
park laid out (to design of T.H. Mawson) by Lord Leverhulme for the use and
enjoyment of the inhabitants of the County Borough of Bolton for ever.
Item now (1985) fenced in. Reference: M.D. Smith Leverhulme's Rivington
(Chorley, 1984) ch 8 esp. pp.77-8.

Listing NGR: SD6285213034

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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