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IoE Number: 184424
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Date listed: 17 April 1967
Date of last amendment: 17 April 1967
Grade II

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RIVINGTONSD 61 SW14/170Rivington Pike Tower atSD 642 13717.4.67

RIVINGTON SD 61 SW 14/170 Rivington Pike Tower at SD 642 137 17.4.67 - II 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.

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