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Leasowe, Wirral

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Leasowe, Wirral

Leasowe is an area on the north coast of the Wirral Peninsula, in North West England, near Moreton and between Wallasey and Meols. Historically within Cheshire, Leasowe was part of the old County Borough of Wallasey, and is now within the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral, the Wallasey parliamentary constituency and the New Wallasey Regeneration programme. However, it also has its own characteristics and is often regarded as a separate town.
Post townWIRRAL
Administrative CountyWirral
Traditional CountyCheshire
OS GridSJ2791
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityMerseyside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityMerseyside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityMerseyside
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code0151
Population6,180 (2001 Census)

Other names by which Leasowe, Wirral has been known in the past

Leasowe Castle

Leasowe, Wirral in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Leasowe Castle, seat, Wallasey par., Cheshire, on the coast, 4 miles NW. of Birkenhead; contains some relics of the "Star Chamber;" in vicinity is the commencement of the Wallasey Embankment for the prevention of the encroachment of the sea upon the Wirral peninsula. Some remains of a submerged forest are visible here at low water. 1 mile to NW. of castle is Leasowe Lighthouse, 110 ft. high, with fixed light 94 ft. above high water and seen 15 miles.

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