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Latitude: 53.6125 / 53°36'45"N
Longitude: -2.563 / 2°33'46"W
OS Eastings: 362852
OS Northings: 413034
OS Grid: SD628130
Mapcode National: GBR BVJN.XQ
Mapcode Global: WH97L.LGRD
Entry Name: Rivington Castle
Listing Date: 17 April 1967
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1164955
English Heritage Legacy ID: 184433
Location: Rivington, Chorley, Lancashire, BL6
Civil Parish: Rivington
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire
Church of England Parish: Rivington
Church of England Diocese: Manchester
RIVINGTON LEVER PARK
SD 61 SW
14/180 Rivington Castle
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
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