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Rivington, Lancashire

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Rivington, Lancashire

Rivington is a small village and civil parish of the Borough of Chorley, Lancashire, England, occupying 2,538 acres . It is about 6 miles southeast of Chorley and about 8.5 miles northwest of Bolton. Rivington is situated on the fringe of the West Pennine Moors, at the foot of Rivington Pike. According to the United Kingdom Census 2001 it had a population of 144. Life in the Middle Ages centred on the families who owned the manor in what was then an isolated rural community.
DistrictChorley
Post townBOLTON
Administrative CountyLancashire
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD6214
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLancashire
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01204
Population144 (2001 Census)
 

Rivington, Lancashire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Rivington, eccl. dist., township, and vil., Bolton le Moors, SE. Lancashire - dist., pop. 429; township, 2768 ac., pop. 330; vil., 4 miles SE. of Chorley; P.O.; the vil. overlooks the reservoir of the Liverpool water-works; in vicinity is Rivington Hall, seat; Rivington Pike, 1545 ft. high, had formerly a beacon.

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