Why all the steps?
The house in the middle of the picture with the steps up to the front door is called Seven Steps.
This is a grade II* listed building and is one of Parkgate’s earliest houses dating from about 1720. It is thought that this row of houses was originally built to provide accommodation for travellers and traders while they waited for their ships.
The steps up to the front door of these houses ensured that the ground floor was sufficiently raised to avoid flooding from the sea in stormy conditions.