The Wirral in 50 Buildings
Series: In 50 Buildings
- Les Jones
15th July 2019
Separated by the River Dee to the west and the River Mersey to the east, the Wirral Peninsula has its own unique character. Towns such as Wallasey and Birkenhead have a strong industrial heritage, particularly connected to the docks; New Brighton was developed as a coastal resort; and there are also rural towns and villages with picturesque buildings and large country houses.
The Wirral in 50 Buildings explores the history of this fascinating area through a selection of its most interesting buildings and structures, including lesser-known buildings that show the changes that have taken place over the years. Gems include the medieval Birkenhead Priory, the magnificent early Victorian Hamilton Square, the world-famous Port Sunlight with the Lady Lever Art Gallery, warehouses by Telford at Ellesmere Port, churches by Pugin, Butterfield and Scott, Birkenhead Park, created by Paxton as the first municipal park in Britain and famously copied by New York, the fort at New Brighton, an early mansion by Alfred Waterhouse, venues frequented by the Beatles, and many more. This book will appeal to all those who live in or visit the Wirral.