SJ2491 : Enervators, Wallasey Embankment

near to Moreton, Wirral, Great Britain

Enervators, Wallasey Embankment
Enervators, Wallasey Embankment
This coastal defence structure was built to protect part of the low-lying north coast of The Wirral from sea erosion and flooding. Here, the Irish Sea has a tidal range of over 10m and the coast is exposed to gales from the north.

In 1941, the structure was faced with a 152mm deep layer of concrete laid in a cellular pattern, 4m square. Major rebuilding commenced in 1973 and was completed in 1981. The curved concrete upstands, or ‘Enervators’, that can be seen in the picture were added to part of the sloping surface in the 1980s to try to break up storm waves. LinkExternal link
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2012
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Date Taken
Thursday, 26 July, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 28 August, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal  Docks, Harbours  Estuary, Marine 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 2490 9135 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.8154N 3:7.8799W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 2489 9134
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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