Ashurst's Beacon, Ashurst Hill, Dalton, Lancashire

Ashurst's Beacon, Ashurst Hill, Dalton, Lancashire
Photograph taken 13 October 1999 © Mr Simon Barker. Source Historic England Archive ref: 357804

This beacon tower was built in 1798 by Sir William Ashurst. It was built as a watch tower to warn of a French invasion in the lead up to the Napoleonic War. It is said to be on the site of an earlier beacon that once formed part of a relay series of beacons. They stretched from Everton Brow above Liverpool to Lancaster Castle. They were in place (though unused) during the Anglo–Spanish War of 1585.

Location

Lancashire Dalton

Period

Georgian (1714 - 1836)

Tags

tower beacon defence coast french Georgian (1714 - 1836)