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Fairhaven Estate 

Thomas Riley, founder of Fairhaven, a district between Lytham and St.Annes.Fairhaven is a district between Lytham & St.Annes on the seaward-side of Clifton Drive seen in the coloured area of the plan below. In 1892 Thomas Riley, a Fleetwood contractor and timber merchant leased this area from the Clifton Family through the Estate Office at Lytham. The site comprised of 264 acres of huge sand dunes and, along the coast, two huge banks of pebbles known as "stanners". 

  

Plan of Fairhaven Estate c1909.

The only structures on the site were the old wooden lighthouse which stood on a high sand dune and nearby, in a dell, cottages for the lighthouse keeper and gamekeeper.