"Lighthouses" - Ray Mcbride Photography.
"Point of Ayr Lighthouse"

"Point of Ayr Lighthouse"

Correctly known as the ‘Point of Ayr’ Lighthouse, it was originally built in 1776 by a Trust of the Mayor, Recorder and Aldermen of Chester to help guide ships away from the nearby sandbanks and provide a bearing for the great port of Liverpool to the northeast and mark the Mersey and the Dee. Unusually for a lighthouse, the tower was actually built on the beach. Around 1818 the original building was destroyed by the sea and in 1820 it was taken over by Trinity House and a more robust tower was erected in its place. This is the building still standing today.

Point of Ayr Lighthouse. NorthWales. Talacre.