SJ3094 : Perch Rock lighthouse

taken 11 years ago, near to New Brighton, Wirral, Great Britain

Perch Rock lighthouse
Perch Rock lighthouse
This is Perch Rock Lighthouse, situated where the river Mersey merges into Liverpool Bay. It sits on a rock that was previously called Black Rock which in 1683 had a 'perch' erected on it by the city of Liverpool to try to stop ships from floundering upon it. On 8th June 1827 construction started with the foundation stone being laid by the then mayor of Liverpool, Thomas Littledale. Using a similar design to the Eddystone Lighthouse Tomkinson and Company, used interlocking granite stones fused together with a cement called 'Puzzellani' which is derived from volcanic ash. For more information please visit

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SJ3094, 218 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 21 January, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 6 February, 2007
Category
Lighthouse   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 308 947 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:26.6703N 3:2.5993W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 308 943
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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