SJ2185 : Tell's Tower, West Kirby

taken 13 years ago, near to Caldy, Wirral, Great Britain

Tell's Tower, West Kirby
Tell's Tower, West Kirby
For those who notice the name Tell's Tower on the map near to the marine lake in West Kirby and wonder who Tell may have been:-
Tell was a dog who died saving his master from drowning on 22nd January 1871 aged seven years. The small round sandstone tower was built in recognition of the dog's bravery by the Rev. John Cumming McDonald in the grounds of his residence Hilbre House. At the base of the tower there is an inscription and carving of the dog, unfortunately much deteriorated due to weathering of the soft sandstone. The tower was used as a look-out post in WWII and the house, now demolished, was once the home of Selwyn Lloyd. A number of houses were built on the site and the tower incorporated into one of them so that access is no longer possible.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 17 August, 2005   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 1 January, 2008
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 216 858 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:21.8217N 3:10.7039W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 215 859
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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