Margery’s Place ties together a few old names – it was known as Garnet’s, then Gernest Bullough, evolving to Gernest and Gir Nest, however, on the 1847 Ordnance Survey map it is known as Margery’s Place.
It was also at a point called Margery’s Mine, to describe the coal-mining activities that took place at this spot, according to an essay I read in Chorley Library.
The image below is taken from a waterfall along the Goit by Waterman’s Cottage.
Here’s a zoomed view:
This is a really easy spot to get to – simply head along the Goit from Waterman’s Cottage and after a few hundred yards there is a bridge over the watercourse. The ruins were here. There’s nothing at all to see now.
On page 88 of Richard Skelton’s excellent Landings book is a recollection of some old churchwarden’s accounts, which traces some of the name changes.
1787 – Will Latham for W.Burton, “Garnets”, Anglezark.
1854 – I. Bain for John Winstanley, “Gir’ Nest”, Anglezark.
The Ordnance Survey map had the name Margery’s Place rather than Gir’ Nest.
There is precious little on this particular spot – nothing in Rawlinson’s About Rivington, nor MD. Smith’s books on Anglezarke and Rivington.