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Rivington Castle

A Grade II Listed Building in Rivington, Lancashire

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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

Plus Code: 9C5VJC7P+2R

Entry Name: Rivington Castle

Listing Date: 17 April 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1164955

English Heritage Legacy ID: 184433

Location: Lever Park, Chorley, Lancashire, BL6

County: Lancashire

District: Chorley

Civil Parish: Rivington

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Rivington

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

Tagged with: Folly

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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

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