The PIGEON TOWER
Originally called the Lookout Tower, then the Dovecote Tower, the Pigeon Tower as it is now known was built between 1905 and 1909.
Thomas Mawson, the designer/landscape architect of the Gardens, liked to create a tall focal point in many of his landscapes, and the Italian Garden section of Rivington Terraced Gardens was no exception.
The iconic tower was commissioned and erected by Lever as a birthday present to his wife, Elizabeth Ellen.
The Pigeon Tower offers spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. However, the windows face to the North, East, and South – and not westwards to the most spectacular views of the plains of Lancashire and the coastline. This tells us that the Pigeon Tower was designed to be looked upon, or looked up to, and not primarily to be looked from; the beautiful cylindrical staircase creates the stunning westerly aspect.
Stunning Photographs – eternal memories
I always like to spend a bit of time getting to know my couples before their wedding day, and a pre-wedding photo shoot is a perfect opportunity to do this. It also allows me to see how they interact with each other and how comfortable they feel in front of the camera.
Jenny & Adam were so natural and at ease with each other, and we had a great time walking around the grounds and taking some stunning photos.
In the meantime, enjoy these photos from Jenny & Adam’s pre-wedding shoot at The Pigeon Tower.
Thank you, Jenny & Adam, for choosing me to be your wedding photographer. It was an honour and a privilege to capture your pre-wedding photos and I’m looking forward to seeing you again for a perfect wedding day at Rookery Hall.