Rivington Hall Barn

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Rivington Hall Barn
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Rivington Hall Barn
Rivington Hall Barn is located in the Borough of Chorley
Rivington Hall Barn
Location within the Borough of Chorley
General information
Type Barn
Town or city Rivington, Lancashire
Country England
Coordinates 53°36′32″N 2°33′04″W / 53.609°N 2.551°W / 53.609; -2.551
Construction started 16th century
Renovated 1905
Technical details
Structural system cruck frame
Listed Building – Grade II
Designated 22 October 1952
Reference no. 1072510

Rivington Hall Barn adjoins Rivington Hall in Rivington, Lancashire, near Chorley and Bolton. The barn may date from between the 9th and 13th centuries,[1] but more likely the 16th century, and was restored, altered and enlarged in 1905 by Jonathan Simpson for Lord Leverhulme. It is a Grade II Listed building.[2]


The barn has an oak cruck frame, the walls are clad in coursed sandstone and it has a stone slate roof. There is a long range of seven bays with aisles added in the 1905 restoration. The roof carried down over the aisles is of a flatter pitch than the original roof. In the west side is a T-plan timber-framed porch in the mock-Tudor style and in both gables a long flush mullion window at the ground floor level and similar mullion and transom window above.[2][3]


The barn has an interior length is 105 feet 8 inches and the width 57 feet 6 inches. It is divided by six forks or crucks into seven bays, the width of the centre avenue is 25 feet 7 inches and the forks are placed 15 to 16 feet apart. The timber is of English oak and the construction massive. The forks rest on large boulder stones above the floor line, and the height from floor to ridge line is 23 feet 10 inches." The original width was increased during restoration in 1905 and the timbers wholly exposed, and porches were added in the north and south sides. Hall Barn is popular with tourists visiting Rivington Country Park and serves refreshments and is a venue for celebrations.[2][3]



  1. ^ Rivington, United Utilities, retrieved 2010-08-06 
  2. ^ a b c Historic England, "Rivington Hall Barn (184439)", Images of England, retrieved 2010-06-14 
  3. ^ a b Farrer & Brownbill 1911, pp. 286–294


  • Farrer, William; Brownbill, J, eds. (1911), "Rivington", A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 5, British History Online, retrieved 2010-06-11