Totland Bay Pier, Isle of Wight

Totland Bay Pier, Isle of Wight, May 2012

Spans:Freshwater Bay, English Channel
Design:S H & S W Yockney
Construction:Pairs of cast iron piles with cross bracing, steelwork supporting timber deck
Year opened:1880
Original length:137m
Present length:137m
Restoration:1949/50, 2012

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.

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Totland Bay
Isle of Wight
PO39 0BQ

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Totland Bay Pier
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