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The Old Lifeboat Station

The Old Lifeboat Station
August 1, 2015 Administrator

Although not a Listed Building, the former Lifeboat House is a notable and key Hoylake feature and, with other buildings, reflects the development of styles of English coastal towns.  Its castellated roof line is distinctive although not well matched by the later extension to the tractor house at the side.  The building is currently out of use and we await news of its future.

The Hoylake Lifeboat House is a strong reminder of the functional origins of the settlement and of the King’s Gap. Although added to in more recent years, its earlier part with a crenellated tower and decorative brickwork opposite a slipway signify its maritime importance and our seafaring past. Planning permission for change of use as a Lifeboat Museum was granted in 2012 but the museum is out of use at present and the owner is trying to identify an alternative use – hopefully to give community benefit.