The Pike Tower was constructed by John Andrews of Rivington Hall, who built the tower from gritstone on the site of the previous beacon using the stone from the original construction as the foundations. Its originally purpose was that of a hunting lodge.
William Lever gifted the land at Lever Park in Rivington to the people of Bolton, this land also included the Pike Tower which was subsequently owned by the Liverpool Corporation as part of an agreement for water supplies. The corporation however sadly neglected the tower and it was planned to be demolished it in 1967. Yet after a public outcry and legal action the land was later transferred to the Chorley Rural District Council who originally restored the building in 1973 and finally completed further work in the 1990s.
The tower is truly a magnificent landmark, and we feel it was wonderfully captured by the DICE Wedding Film drone team on a dry Autumn day in 2016. Shot as part of a lovely couples Wedding highlight film, we specially went out for them on location to gather footage of their first date, and then add it as part of their final video.
For more information on this, why not visit the Visit Lancashire website for more details on the tower.