Llandudno Pier, North Wales
|Construction:||Braced cast iron columns, steel and concrete landing stage|
|Original length:||(i) 376m; (ii) 700m, 1884|
|Restoration:||1884, 1891, 1904/05, 1938, 1984/5|
A British Tourist Authority report in 1975 said of it: ‘…. It zooms out of the sea…. in a spectacular Indian Gothic style rather like a Maharajah’s palace floating on a lake. Cast iron, brackets of iron lacework, an outstandingly pretty balustrade like an enlarged fish net, ogee roofs curling away to the sky, all add up to a totally pleasurable experience.’ The pier is also unusual because it is Y-shaped, with two entrances at the land end. The noted conductor and composer, Sir Malcolm Sargent, began his career at the pier’s pavilion.