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Name: Leasowe Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
New Brighton, , United Kingdom

Location: Wirral Peninsula, approach to port of Liverpool.

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Photo: Tony Denton

Managing Organization:
Friends of Leasowe Lighthouse


Contact Address Information:
Leasowe Common, Moreton
Wirral, Merseyside
United Kingdom

The North Wirral Coastal Park rangers are based in Leasowe Lighthouse, which is the oldest brick lighthouse in Britain. It is said that 660,000 bricks were used in its construction. The Friends of Leasowe Lighthouse work for the preservation of the lighthouse.

Tower Height: 110

Description of Tower: White, conical brick tower.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1763

Date Present Tower Built: 1763

Date Deactivated: 1908

Current Use: Visitor center, ranger headquarters.

Open To Public? Yes.

The lighthouse houses a handicapped-accessible visitor center with displays about Leasowe Lighthouse, the North Wirral Coastal Park and the Wirral coast. In addition, the lighthouse is open to the top on the first and third Sunday in the month, April to September, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. From October to March, it is open on the first Sunday in the month from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The top floor is reached by climbing a spiral starcase of 130 steps. Small children are not allowed to go to the top. Tours are guided by either rangers or volunteers, and leave the ground floor every 20 minutes, with a maximum of 15 persons per trip. There is a small donation charged. For more information on tours call 0151 678 5488.

Keepers: ? Williams (?); Mrs. ? Williams (?-1908).


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