[ Go to Latest Entry ] The Totland Bay Pier Provisional Order was advertised in March 1879 to replace the ruinous old wooden structure. The 450 foot pier was completed the following March to a design by S.H. and S.W.Yockney. It opened that summer and facilities included a pier-head shelter and a tiny shoreward end…

[ Go to Latest Entry ] The Withernsea Pier, Promenade, Gas & General Improvement Co. was formed in 1871. Work on the 1196 foot structure began in 1875 to the design of Thomas Cargill. It opened in August 1877 having cost £12,000. There was a saloon on the pier-head and a large brick-built gateway. Day-trippers…

The Eastbourne Pier Company Ltd was formed in 1865. The first pile was driven on April 18th 1866. Lord Edward Cavendish officially opened the pier, designed by Eugenius Birch, on 13th June 1870. However, work on the 1000 foot pier, landing stage, kiosk and windbreak was not finally completed until 1872. A storm washed away…

The current pier is the third to be built at Deal. The first pier at Deal was built in 1838 to the design of J.Rennie. Planned at 445 feet, just 250 feet was completed due to financial problems. Steamers did call, but the pier decayed due to storm damage and sandworm attack. It was washed…

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…

Work on the 1115 foot pier, designed by Eugenius Birch started in 1863. The cost was £30,000 and it opened on October 5th 1866. The southern end pavilion was constructed in 1893 but was rebuilt and and enlarged two years later. In 1896, landing stages were constructed. These were extended in 1901. A bandstand, halfway…

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.…

Plans for a pier at Bognor go back to 1835. The first pile, however, was not driven until 1864. The 1000 foot pier opened on 5th May 1865 to the design of Sir Charles Fox and J.W.Wilson. The local Board (later Bognor Urban District Council) bought the structure in 1876 for £1200. A small bandstand…

[ Go to Latest Entry ] The 600 foot pier was constructed for the Coast Develeopment Company in 1902/3 to the design of D.Fox. ‘Belle’ steamers used to call. In 1912/13, the T-shaped pier-head was developed to include a pavilion. This brought the pier’s length to 760 feet. Additionally, the original wooden piles were renewed…

The 2241 foot pier was built for the Isle of Man Harbour Board for £45,000. It opened on 22nd July 1886. Designed by Sir John Coode, construction was by Head Wrightson and Co. of Stockton-on-Tees. The 3 foot gauge tramway, originally used to carry building materials, was now used for baggage transport. A new landing…