Totland Bay Pier, Isle of Wight
|Spans:||Freshwater Bay, English Channel|
|Design:||S H & S W Yockney|
|Construction:||Pairs of cast iron piles with cross bracing, steelwork supporting timber deck|
The Totland Bay Pier Provisional Order was advertised in March 1879 to replace the ruinous old wooden structure and the 137 metre pier was completed the following year. It was sold in the early 1970s for £10,000 and the National Physical Laboratory installed a data-gathering centre on it. Since then the increasingly dilapidated pier has changed owners several times and for a while Derek Barran, a local artist used the main building on the pier-head as a studio. It was recently acquired by Alchemy Architects who are refurbishing it and erecting a holiday dwelling on the seaward end.
Isle of Wight