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Lytham St.Annes, Lancashire, England


 The Double Stanner, Fairhaven, in 1891

The Double Stanner was a bank of shingle which stretched from St.Annes, along the coast to Granny's Bay (also known as Grannies' Bay and Ansdell Bay) near Lytham. Here it tailed off in a crescent shape and a small channel allowed the tide to fill the space between the shingle bank and the sand dunes near Clifton Drive.

This feature of the coast had been formed gradually, perhaps over 100 years by pebbles cast up by the sea. In 1892-3 the Stanner was closed off and filled with seawater to form the present Fairhaven Lake. 

Plan of the Double Stanner, November 1891.

Plan of the Double Stanner, November 1891 and below, a plan of Fairhaven Lake in 1909.

 .A plan of Fairhaven Lake in 1909