Terraced Gardens of Rivington
The Terraced Gardens sit in the shadow of Rivington
Pike, once the magnificent home of William Lever,
now owned by North West Water, the main buildings demolished some years ago.
They lay in ruin since they were burnt down by a suffragette on June 8th
This lake is 2.5 m (8 feet) deep and used to be fed by two waterfalls, and was
lined with exotic plants and shrubs.
This path led from the Japanese pool and where the Stables and potting shed
used to be with the great lawn to the left, up to the location of the main
residence, Roynton Cottage, which had an adjoining ballroom.
Longwalk (pictured above) goes over this, called Seven Arches, however the
shrubbery is hiding much of its structure.
I'm not sure what this is! It's on a path between the swimming pool and the
grounds where the bungalow was.
This is one of the many structures, the roof forming a balcony for the level
Another picture of the the ornamental Japanese Pool.
This view is taken from the swimming pool (not shown).
This tower lies at the north western end of the gardens, built in 1910. The
top room used to be used by Lady Lever as a sewing room, which gave wonderful
views of the surrounding countryside. Ornamental doves and pigeons were kept
in the lower two levels.
You can go up to Rivington Pike, or go down to Rivington.
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