Cleethorpes Pier, North East Lincolnshire

Cleethorpes Pier, North East Lincolnshire, September 2012

Spans:River Humber/ North Sea
Design:Cleethorpes J E & A Dowson
Construction:Raked tubular iron piles, arched iron cross-beams, timber deck
Year opened:1873
Original length:366m
Present length:102m
Fire:1903
Restoration:1888, 1905, 1968, 1983-5, 1989-93

Cleethorpes Pier is one of the shortest in the UK and was financed by the Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railways. When it first opened the walkway was 366m long but in World War II a section of the pier was removed amid fears of German invasion. After the war the isolated part of the pier was demolished, reducing it to its present length. In December 2012 the London Evening Standard carried a half-page advertisement offering Cleethorpes Pier for sale. An auction held on the pier in February 2013 failed to reach its guide price of £400,000.

Cleethorpes Rd
Cleethorpes
North East Lincolnshire
DN35 8SF

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Cleethorpes Pier
KEY: white circle = pier & black square = venue