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Monument details

HER Number:TR 35 SE 60
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of the first two Deal piers

Summary

The First pier was built in 1838 and was 250' long. It was demolished in 1857. The second pier was designed by Eugenius Birch and opened in 1864. After wartime damage it was pulled down in 1954.


Grid Reference:TR 378 526
Map Sheet:TR35SE
Parish:DOVER, DOVER, KENT

Monument Types

  • PIER (Post Medieval - 1838 AD to 1857 AD)
  • PIER (Post Medieval to Modern - 1864 AD to 1954 AD)

Full description

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[TR 378 527] Promenade Pier [NAT] (1) The original pier at Deal was built of cast iron and was breached and damaged beyond repair by the military in 1940-5. The present reinforced concrete pier was designed by W. Halcrew & Partners and built in 1954-7 by Concrete Piling Ltd to a length of 1026 feet( 312.7m). It is owned by the local authorities. (2) First pier built in 1838 and was 250' long. Demolished 1857. Second pier designed by Eugenius Birch and opened in 1864. After wartime damage it was pulled down in 1954. (3)


<1> OS 6" 1975 (OS Card Reference). SKE48380.

<2> CBA Panel on Indust Mons Pleasure Piers 1975 4 (OS Card Reference). SKE38786.

<3> Mickleburgh, T 1988 'Guide to British Piers' (2nd ed.) p.41 (OS Card Reference). SKE47198.

<4> Ordnance Survey, 1858-73, Ordnance Survey 1:2500 1st Edition : 1872-1897, 1877/1:2500 (Map). SWX11831.

<5> Ordnance Survey, 1928-1947, Ordnance Survey 1:2500 4th edition 1928-1947, 1938/1:2500 (Map). Ske12644.

<6> Ordnance Survey, 2009, OS MasterMap, MasterMap (Cartographic materials). SWX15710.

Sources and further reading

Cross-ref. Source description
<1>OS Card Reference: OS 6" 1975.
<2>OS Card Reference: CBA Panel on Indust Mons Pleasure Piers 1975 4.
<3>OS Card Reference: Mickleburgh, T 1988 'Guide to British Piers' (2nd ed.) p.41.
<4>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1858-73. Ordnance Survey 1:2500 1st Edition : 1872-1897. 1:2500. 1877/1:2500.
<5>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1928-1947. Ordnance Survey 1:2500 4th edition 1928-1947. 1938/1:2500.
<6>Cartographic materials: Ordnance Survey. 2009. OS MasterMap. MasterMap.