SD3348 : Beach Lighthouse, The Esplanade, Fleetwood, Lancashire, UK

taken 7 years ago, near to Fleetwood, Lancashire, Great Britain

Beach Lighthouse, The Esplanade, Fleetwood, Lancashire, UK
Beach Lighthouse, The Esplanade, Fleetwood, Lancashire, UK
Associated engineer
Captain H.M. Denham
Date 1839 - 1840
Beach Lighthouse at Fleetwood is one of a pair of onshore lighthouses. They point the way to the Wyre Light, which stands on sandbanks about two miles offshore. The other shore light is the Pharos.
Beach Lighthouse, also known as the Lower Light, was designed by Denham in conjunction with the architect Decimus Burton, who laid out the town of Fleetwood as well as designing some of its most important buildings.
The town was created by the Preston & Wyre Railway as the northern terminus of its branch line from the West Coast main line, which at that time only went as far north as Preston. From Fleetwood, there was access by boat to Glasgow, the Isle of Man, Barrow-in-Furness, and Belfast. The town was virtually put out of business during the late 1840s with the extension of the West Coast line to Glasgow.

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 13 July, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 14 July, 2010
Category
Lighthouse   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 338 485 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:55.7245N 3:0.5531W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 338 486
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