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.

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