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Brief description of site

The gardens occupy 18 hectares, and feature terraces and a pool. There are Japanese and Italian-style gardens, a pigeon tower with a sewing room, once used by Lady Leverhulme, on the top floor. There are currently proposals for the restoration of the gardens.

Brief history of site

The terraced and woodland gardens at Rivington were designed by T H Mawson and Lord Leverhulme between 1906 and 1922.

Location information:

Address: Rivington Gardens, Rivington Lane, Horwich, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL6 7SB

Locality: Chorley

Local Authorities:

Lancashire; Chorley; Rivington

Historical County: Lancashire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 109 Grid Ref: SD631145
Latitude: 53.6257 Longitude: -2.5594


East of the M6, immediately north of Horwich.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The site is open to the public as a part of Lever Park. Open daily, dawn to dusk.
01204 691549

Visitor information:

Parking. Refreshments. WCs. Shop. Part disabled access. Dogs welcome in the park.

Key information:

Form of site: terraced garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: water supply site

Site first created: 1906 to 1922

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

Site Size (Hectares): 18

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