Paignton Pier, Devon
|Design:||George Soudon Bridgman|
|Construction:||Cast iron screw piles in pairs with cross-bracing|
|Restoration:||1881, 1948, 1968, 1980/1, 1994/5|
In the 1870s, local barrister Arthur Hyde Dendy bought Teignmouth Pier with the intention of transporting it, in its entirety, to Paignton. This proved too expensive and instead a brand new pier was built; the Paignton Pier Act received Royal Assent on 1874. The pier’s entrance is a short way along the pier deck, an unusual feature, but generally the ballustrades and classic lamp standards are much in keeping with the pier’s Victorian design.