Rivington Terraced Gardens

Rivington Terraced Gardens were created by Lord Leverhulme and landscape designer Thomas Mawson between 1905-1922. The Gardens, originally designed around a weekend house, are set on a steep hillside below Rivington Pike on the edge of the West Pennine Moors. Connected across the landscape by winding stone flag paths and steps are a man-made cascade, a Japanese lake, Italian Lake and formal lawns. Five stone summerhouses create terraced vantage points dotted around the hillside with other buildings including a three-storey pigeon tower, seven-arched bridge and two loggias, all Grade II listed. Insall has been commissioned to produce a scheme of sensitive repairs to stabilise the decaying structures and reintroduce original features lost over the past century.

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