The Birket

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Coordinates: 53°24′40″N 3°07′00″W / 53.4112°N 3.1168°W / 53.4112; -3.1168

The confluence of the Birket and Fender at Leasowe.

The Birket is a tributary of the River Mersey, in Wirral, Merseyside. The river starts as lowland field drainage south of Hoylake and flows along to the south of Meols. Arrowe Brook joins at Moreton, and the Fender joins at Leasowe. The Birket discharges into the West Float at the site of the former Wallasey Pool. It is about 8 miles (13 km) long.

The Birket was named by Ordnance Survey, around 1842.[1]



  1. ^ Wirral Notes and Queries. February 1892. p. 10.