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Rivington Pike stands on Rivington Moor, near to Winter Hill, 363 metres (1,190 ft) above sea level in Lancashire, England. Part of the Borough of Chorley, it overlooks the town of Horwich, in Greater Manchester.
On the Pike is a tower, which was built in 1733 by the owner of Rivington Hall, John Andrews, when he became sole owner of the Rivington estate in 1729. The stone used was taken from the original fire platform and from the bed of the River Douglas. It is a square tower, with sides of 5 metres (16 ft), and is 6 metres (20 ft) high.
At one time it had a wooden roof and windows in all four sides. The single internal room was 4 metres (13 ft) square with a stone flagged floor, a fireplace and a cellar. It was used for shelter when grouse shooting parties visited the moors, but this stopped in 1900 when W. H. Lever bought the Estate. The tower is now bricked up and is a Grade II listed building.

Featured in the Live, Love, Dream group FEB 2009.

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landscape, park, winter, lancashire, rivington, rivington pike, stevesimages1, steve liptrot, snow

I originate from Lancashire but now I am based in Blaenavon, South Wales. I am an Aerospace technician and Semi-Pro Photographer which takes me all over the UK.

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Comments

  • Bradley Shawn  Rabon
    Bradley Shawn ...over 5 years ago

    Beautiful shadows and the colour is terrific. I love fence line shots. Well done my friend! Are you still up for meeting on the dates I sent? I hope you are able to make it.

  • Thanks Bradley. Sorry not got back sooner. I cant make the dates which is a pain in the backside

    – Steve Liptrot

  • Mike Davitt
    Mike Davittover 5 years ago

    Great shot steve, spent many a sunday afternoon at Rivington barn in my biking days.

  • Thanks Mike, appreciated

    – Steve Liptrot

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsover 5 years ago

    Great shot Steve!!.. like your angle and pov.. quite amazing what lengths people went to in those days.

  • Cant see people doing stuff like this anymore! Thanks Kate

    – Steve Liptrot

  • clickinhistory
    clickinhistoryover 5 years ago

    like the angles of viewing in this shot, plus the colour in this shot

  • Cheers mate, appreciated

    – Steve Liptrot

  • SylviaHardy
    SylviaHardyover 5 years ago

    Hey, what a lovely image of my favorite place Steve, well done :-))

  • Thanks Sylvia, how the devil are you?

    – Steve Liptrot

  • Polly x
    Polly xover 3 years ago

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