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Leasowe Lighthouse



Leasowe Lighthouse was built in 1763 by Liverpool Corporation's Docks Committee, who later became the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board. It is the oldest brick-built lighthouse in Britain and was one of four lights on the North Wirral foreshore to guide ships into the River Mersey. It stands one hundred and one feet (27 metres) tall on Leasowe Common on the Wirral coast.

The lighthouse was operational until 14 July 1908, with the only known female lighthouse keeper in those days, a Mrs. Williams. It then became a tearoom for a period, but fell out of use until 1989, since when it has been the base for the ranger service of the North Wirral Coastal Park.

Leasowe Lighthouse



Leasowe Lighthouse was built in 1763 by Liverpool Corporation's Docks Committee, who later became the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board. It is the oldest brick-built lighthouse in Britain and was one of four lights on the North Wirral foreshore to guide ships into the River Mersey. It stands one hundred and one feet (27 metres) tall on Leasowe Common on the Wirral coast.

The lighthouse was operational until 14 July 1908, with the only known female lighthouse keeper in those days, a Mrs. Williams. It then became a tearoom for a period, but fell out of use until 1989, since when it has been the base for the ranger service of the North Wirral Coastal Park.

comments (8)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 13 Nov 2009, 01:47
A fine structure Les: let us hope it stays in useful service for many years
Les Auld: Couldn't agree more Chris, thanks for the comment.
good that it still has a use
Les Auld: It is Bill, thanks for the comment.
Well taken Les. I like this against the grey sky.
Les Auld: Thanks Chad, appreciate the comment.
I would say a feature worth preserving Les..A nice one..well composed.
Les Auld: Just what the Friends of Leasowe think as well Ron, thanks for the comment.
A great building, good its still in use, nice capture of it.
Les Auld: Much better than a wooden hut Linda, thanks for the comment.
Fine looking old building Les, good to see it is still in use and being looked after.
Les Auld: It is so Brian, thanks for the comment.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 13 Nov 2009, 20:50
Good to know this is being used and, presumably, maintained.
Les Auld: The building is being looked after Ellie, so some good news. Thanks for the comment.
I live neat the earliest round brick lighthouse built in Canada, in Prince Edward Island. Our lighthouses are quite similar.
Here's a link:
http://www.mysteriesofcanada.com/PEI/point_prim.htm
Les Auld: Strange ow similar they are Mary, thanks for the comment.

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