SJ3384 : Houses at Port Sunlight

taken 9 years ago, near to Port Sunlight, Wirral, Great Britain

Houses at Port Sunlight
Houses at Port Sunlight
Port Sunlight is a model village and 'Conservation Area' on the Wirral Peninsula between Lower Bebington and New Ferry. Construction began in 1888; today the village comprises 900 Grade II listed buildings.

Named after the popular brand of "Sunlight Soap", Port Sunlight was built by William Hesketh Lever (later Lord Leverhulme) for the employees of Lever Brothers soap factory (now part of Unilever). Lever personally helped to plan the village and employed nearly thirty different architects in its design. Between 1899 and 1914, 800 houses with a population of 3,500 were built, together with allotments and public buildings, including the Lady Lever Art Gallery, a cottage hospital, schools, a concert hall, open air swimming pool, church, and a temperance hotel. Lever also introduced schemes for welfare, education and the entertainment of his workers, and encouraged recreation and organisations which promoted art, literature, science or music.

Port Sunlight Village is delightful to stroll around, and its Lady Lever Art Gallery and nearby Museum are well worth visiting.
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SJ3384, 363 images   (more nearby )
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Friday, 1 August, 2008   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 15 September, 2009
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Model village (residential)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 33 84 [1000m precision]
WGS84: 53:21.1910N 3:0.0315W
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