Hale Head Lighthouse

Hale Head Lighthouse

Hale Head Lighthouse

Hale Head Lighthouse

The most southerly point in the traditional county of Lancashire. No legislation has ever changed the boundaries of Britain's traditional counties, only administrative areas were changed by Acts of Parliament.

The River Mersey is still the boundary between the traditional counties of Lancashire and Cheshire.

The first lighthouse here was a timber structure built about 1838. The building you see today was completed in January 1907. It is 60 feet high and had a fixed white light of 500 candle power. The lenses are now at the Maritime Museum in Liverpool.

The lighthouse could do with a facelift!

Taken - 09/02/2014
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Hale, Halton, Cheshire, UK
Photographer:
Stephen Dutch