Station Information

Station ID: 15
Latitude: 53.4
Longitude: -3
Coastline code: 170
Station code: 211
Time span of data: 1858 – 1983
Completeness (%): 70
MTL Data: 1903-1911
MTL-MSL (mm): 65
Date of last update: 27 Jan 2016

Green Arrow: Current Station
Yellow Marker: Neighbouring RLR Station
Red Marker: Neighbouring Metric Station

Please note: In many cases, the station position in our database is accurate to only one minute. Thus, the tide gauge may not appear to be on the coast.

Additional Data Sources (guide to additional data sources)

Nearby GNSS Stations from SONEL: LIVE
Nearby Real Time Stations from VLIZ: live2, live

Station Documentation

Link to RLR information.

Documentation added 1994-07-20

Princes stilling well gauge was maintained by the Mersey Docks and Hbr Board with chart reductions in later years by Bidston Observatory (POL)

Documentation added 1994-09-21

At Princes there was a Bailey gauge up to 17 July 1957 Kent gauge 31 December - 12 January 1984 Lege gauge 13 October 1956 - 31 December 1974 NB some overlap of records - perhaps 2 wells but this is not clear

Documentation added 1999-05-18

Following a review of all data from both Liverpool Georges Pier and Liverpool Princes Pier the two series have been combined. The data up to 1911 is from Georges Pier and for the years 1858-1901 was based on 24 readings per day; for 1903-1911 values were based on high and low water readings. For Princes Pier the 1959-62 data was based on 8 readings per day; all data up to 1958 and since 1963 was based on 24 readings per day. Data 1903-11 are Mean Tide Level (MTL) which can be converted approx to MSL by subtracting 45mm (NOTE: value superseded in 26-Jan-2016 entry). Large values at the start of the Georges record have been blamed on excessive loading of the Georges landing stage - see references below

Documentation added 1999-05-18

See: Woodworth, P.L. 1999. A study of changes in high water levels and tides at Liverpool during the last two hundred and thirty years with some historical background. Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory Report No.56 (in preparation). Also: Woodworth, P.L. 1999. High waters at Liverpool since 1768: the UK's longest sea level record. Geophysical Research Letters, 26(11),1589-1592,1999.

Documentation added 2000-04-26

Liverpool G&P Piers 170/211 RLR(1981) is 14.0m below TGBM No.G3979

Documentation added 2001-01-02

Recent work on vertical land movements in the UK can be found from the University of Nottingham web site:

Documentation added 2016-01-26

A value of MTL-MSL=65 mm has been applied to the RLR data for the period 1903-1911. The values were derived using the GESLA2 (high-frequency tide gauge) dataset using harmonic constituents. Note that this value does differ from the value of 45 mm which had been previously listed in the 1999 entries.

Data Authority

British Oceanographic Data Centre
National Oceanography Centre
Joseph Proudman Building, 6 Brownlow Street
L3 5DA