RIVINGTON CASTLE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1164955

Date first listed: 17-Apr-1967

Statutory Address: RIVINGTON CASTLE, LEVER PARK

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: RIVINGTON CASTLE, LEVER PARK

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Lancashire

District: Chorley (District Authority)

Parish: Rivington

National Grid Reference: SD 62852 13034

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

RIVINGTON LEVER PARK SD 61 SW 14/180 Rivington Castle 17.4.67 - 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

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 184433

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Smith, M D, Leverhulme's Rivington, (1984), 77-78
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 25 Lancashire,

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