Fort Perch Rock, Marine Promenade, New Brighton, Wallasey - Wirral

Coastal fort 1826-9 with later additions, built to defend the approach to Liverpool. Used as a museum until recently but now closed. Corner towers are missing render. Stone to gateway is weathering and coat of arms rusting. Balconies to seaward side are corroding. An overall strategy to address condition is required for the long term.

Fort Perch Rock, Marine Promenade, New Brighton, Wallasey - Wirral
© Historic England

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: FORT PERCH ROCK
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1258164
  • Local Planning Authority: Wirral
  • Site Type: Defence > Coastal defence site


  • Building Name: Fort Perch Rock
  • Street Name: Marine Promenade
  • Locality: New Brighton, Wallasey
  • County: Merseyside
  • District / Borough: Wirral
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Wallasey
  • Region: North West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Part occupied/part in use
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Private

Contact Details

Kate Kendall 0161 242 1427

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England