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Latitude: 53.6194 / 53°37'9"N
Longitude: -2.5413 / 2°32'28"W
OS Eastings: 364294
OS Northings: 413784
OS Grid: SD642137
Mapcode National: GBR BVPL.M9
Mapcode Global: WH97L.Y915
Entry Name: Rivington Pike Tower at Sd 642 137
Listing Date: 17 April 1967
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1072505
English Heritage Legacy ID: 184424
Location: Rivington, Chorley, Lancashire, BL6
Civil Parish: Rivington
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester
Church of England Parish: Rivington
Church of England Diocese: Manchester
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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