Rivington Terraced Gardens

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Lat: 53.6211 Lon: -2.548494

Marker type: Ruin

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Roynton Cottage

Roynton Cottage

The site of Leverhulme’s Roynton Cottage at Rivington which was destroyed by arson many years ago.

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Shaw's Park and Knollshaw

Shaw's Park and Knollshaw

Knollshaw is an interesting area both for its geological and natural features, wildlife and waterfalls but also for its reference in historic documents.

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South Lodge

South Lodge

The site of South Lodge, at the foot of Leverhulme’s terraced gardens at Rivington.

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The Aviary

The Aviary

The site of Lord Leverhulme’s aviary, situated on a terrace above his gardens at Rivington.

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The Bungalow

The Bungalow

The site of The Bungalow, Leverhulme’s former residence at Rivington, remains of tiled floors can still be seen today.

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The Dovecote

The Dovecote

This stretch of wall adjacent to the tower was converted to a dovecote by Leverhulme, you can still see the ‘pigeonholes’ in the wall.

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The Dovecote Tower

The Dovecote Tower

A former summer house built by Leverhulme for his wife. Known locally as the Pigeon Tower, this tower never did house doves but stands adjacent to the dovecote.

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The Great Ravine

The Great Ravine

A Series of waterfalls flowing over man-made cascades, down to an area known as The Dell.

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The Japanese Lake

The Japanese Lake

The Japanese Lake was the centre-piece of Leverhulme’s Japanese Garden. A tranquil lake with ornamental lanterns and a pagoda in mock-Japanese style, a bridge reminiscent of the famous Willow Pattern and waterfalls over a man-made rock wall with small caves.

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The Kitchen Gardens

The Kitchen Gardens

The old gardens that served Leverhulme’s kitchen at his residence at Rivington.

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The Seven Arched Bridge

The Seven Arched Bridge

Leverhulme’s ‘African Bridge’ known to locals as the Seven Arched Bridge inspired by a trip to Africa.

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The Sundial

The Sundial

The remains of the circular stone plinth that supported a sundial, overlooking Leverhulme’s gardens at Rivington.

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