Plans, submitted in 1870, for a 2000 foot pier were not taken up and the pier was, in fact, constructed under a parliamentary order of 1878. The last pile was driven on June 29th 1880 and the 2100 foot pier was opened on New Years Day 1881. The engineer was J.Wright. Ferries ran to Southampton.…

[ Go to Latest Entry ] After the passing of a parliamentary act in 1812, plans were drawn up by John Kent of Southampton. Work commenced on 29th July 1813, and the 1740 foot pier opened on 26th July 1814. It was extended in 1824 to 2040 feet and the pier-head was enlarged in 1827.…

[ Go to Latest Entry ] The first pier was planned in 1828 and and a 600 foot wooden section opened in 1830. The length had increased to one and a quarter miles by 1846, making it the longest pier in Europe. A baggage line was adapted for passenger use. In August 1885, a replacement…

Piers, jetties and other pier-like structures have been built in a number of countries outside the United Kingdom. The most significant of these structures will be listed on this page with links either to the pier’s own website or an alternative reference website, if this is not available. ARGENTINA CLUB DE PESCADORES, RIO DE LA…

Plans appeared in the ‘London Gazette’ on 16th November 1866 and the pier was ordered in 1867. Built for £8,000 by Head Wrightson, it opened on August Bank Holiday, 1873. Financed by Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway (later LNER), they took on the lease in 1884 for £450 per annum and bought the pier twenty…

The Clevedon Pier Company issued a prospectus in March 1867. Designed by J.W.Grover (1836-92) and R.J.Ward (1817-81), this unique structure used discarded wrought iron railway lines formed into eight, 100 ft arched spans standing on trestles of the same material. The pier is 842 feet long and 48 feet high, to accommodate the wide local…

A pier was first suggested in the 1840s but a company was not created until 1859. Work began the same year. Designed by James Brunlees, the 3600 foot pier opened in 1860. Waiting and refreshment rooms for boat passengers were added in 1862. A baggage line opened on May 7th 1863 but was re-laid the…

Dunoon is a highlands resort town on the Cowal Peninsula looking out across Holy Loch from the Firth of Clyde in the Argyll and Bute Council Area. The first Dunoon Pier appeared in 1835. The pier was enlarged and a new waiting room constructed in 1867 to cater for the growth of paddle-steamer traffic and…

Fort William is a busy town and a major tourist centre, located on the eastern shore of Loch Linnhe, a sea loch on the west coast of Scotland. Due to its proximity to Ben Nevis and many other Munro mountains, it is a centre for hill walking and climbing, with Glen Coe just to the…

The foundation stone of this Birch-designed pier was laid in 1864. It opened on 5th June 1867 and consisted of a 1040 foot cantilever construction to Birnbeck Island and a short jetty extending westwards from the island. 1872 improvements included the 250 foot wooden north jetty. A lifeboat station was added in 1881 (the boathouse…

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