Leasowe, Wirral

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Leasowe is a suburban area in Birkenhead, Wirral

Other current and historical names

Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Leasowe within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Leasowe in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Leasowe Castle, seat, Wallasey par., Cheshire, on the coast, 4 miles NW. of Birkenhead; contains some relics of the "Star Chamber;" in vicinity is the commencement of the Wallasey Embankment for the prevention of the encroachment of the sea upon the Wirral peninsula. Some remains of a submerged forest are visible here at low water. 1 mile to NW. of castle is Leasowe Lighthouse, 110 ft. high, with fixed light 94 ft. above high water and seen 15 miles.

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