Mumbles Pier, South Wales

Mumbles Pier, South Wales, July 2012

Spans:Swansea Bay
Design:W Sutcliffe Marsh
Construction:Cast iron piles, lattice steelwork, pitch-pine deck
Year opened:1898
Original length:255m
Present length:255m
Restoration:1950s, 1987/8

Mumbles Pier had no pavilion when it opened in 1898, just a bandstand and amusement stalls.  Up until 1960 it was the terminus for the Swansea and Mumbles railway; a lifeboat station was added in 1929.  Like many others, it was sectioned in 1940 but did not re-open again until 1956, with a new landing jetty.  On the north side an access bridge extends to an RNLI lifeboat station. The pier was damaged by fire in October 2012 when contractors were working on a replacement lifeboat station.

Mumbles Rd
West Glamorgan

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