Perch Rock Lighthouse Sunset
Perch Rock Lighthouse, also known as New Brighton Lighthouse or Black Rock Lighthouse, is located in the northwest corner of the Wirral Peninsula in New Brighton, at the mouth of the River Mersey, England. Perch Rock gets its name from the wooden perch that once held the navigational light before the lighthouse.
The stone lighthouse, based on John Smeatons Eddystone tower, took three years to build and was completed in 1830. The lower part of the 90-foot lighthouse is solid granite, with three stories of living quarters above. The light was automated in 1925 and eventually decommissioned in 1973.