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Fort Perch Rock

A Grade II* Listed Building in New Brighton, Wirral

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.4425 / 53°26'33"N

Longitude: -3.041 / 3°2'27"W

OS Eastings: 330952

OS Northings: 394477

OS Grid: SJ309944

Mapcode National: GBR 7X6M.FN

Mapcode Global: WH870.8Q5R

Entry Name: Fort Perch Rock

Listing Date: 4 January 1977

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1258164

English Heritage Legacy ID: 444470

Location: Wirral, CH45

County: Wirral

Electoral Ward/Division: New Brighton

Built-Up Area: Wallasey

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside

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Listing Text

SJ 39 SW
1916/3/54

WALLASEY, New Brighton,
MARINE PROMENADE (north side),
Fort Perch Rock

4/1/77

G.V. II*


Fort, now museum. 1826-9 with later additions. By Captain
J. Sykes Kitson R.E. Stone. Battered walls with roll
mouldings and a parapet; round corner towers. Central
gateway, approached by causeway on elliptical arches, has
segmental-headed opening flanked by paired Doric demi-
columns, entablature and parapet with scrolls to ends and
cast iron relief of royal arms. 10 gun ports and 6 lateral
stacks. Left tower has mid C20 2-storey concrete
structure, that to right has tower structure supporting iron
tank. Interior has main range to south with lean-to asphalt
roof dated 1838; entrance has paired rusticated piers and
entablature. Gun emplacements to north and west parapets
and other gun emplcements, probably later behind those to
north. Various blocks to north and west side, probably C20.
Plaque records erection and cost. Built to defend the
approach to Liverpool.

Listing NGR: SJ3095294477

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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