SJ3094 : New Brighton Lighthouse

taken 9 years ago, near to New Brighton, Wirral, Great Britain

New Brighton Lighthouse
New Brighton Lighthouse
New Brighton Lighthouse, originally known as Perch Rock Lighthouse after the navigation hazard that it marks, came into operation in 1830 and continued as a navigation beacon until 1st October 1973, when it became a victim of modern navigation technology. The tower rises 90 feet above the rock, the first half of which is solid. To gain access when the tide is out a ladder is needed to reach the first of the 15 iron rungs built in to the side of the tower that lead up to the door. A spiral staircase leads to the keepers' accommodation consisting of a galley/kitchen, a bathroom, a living room and a bedroom and then up to the lamp room.

This view is from New Brighton beach, along a stone groyne (foreground) towards the main channel into Liverpool.
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SJ3094, 218 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 2 August, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 14 September, 2009
Category
Lighthouse   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 309 947 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:26.6712N 3:2.4999W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 309 945
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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