Rivington Gardens, Chorley, England
Record Id: 2818
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
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.
Address: Rivington Gardens, Rivington Lane, Horwich, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL6 7SB
Lancashire; Chorley; Rivington
Historical County: Lancashire
|OS Landranger Map Sheet Number:||109||Grid Ref:||SD631145|
East of the M6, immediately north of Horwich.
Opening contact details:
The site is open to the public as a part of Lever Park. Open daily, dawn to dusk.
Parking. Refreshments. WCs. Shop. Part disabled access. Dogs welcome in the park.
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