"Perch Rock Fort" Hoylake Off The Beaten Path Tip by sandysmith

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  Fort Rock Perch
by sandysmith

Before New Brighton's birth the area was just a desolate piece of rocky and sandy foreshore and close by was the Rock Channel through which all ships had to pass to enter the Port of Liverpool.The name Perch Rock came from a wooden perch built in the 1690s to warn passing ships of the danger of the sandstone rocks in their proximity.
In times of war this was the ideal place to erect temporary forts and batteries of cannon to protect Liverpool.

With the constant advance of technology the Fort was always modified to incorporate the latest guns

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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