TL9708 : The remains of Tollesbury Pier

taken 12 years ago, near to Bradwell Waterside, Essex, Great Britain

The remains of Tollesbury Pier
The remains of Tollesbury Pier
The pier at Tollesbury was built in the hopes of starting a yachting centre to rival that at Burnham-on-Crouch and even a terminal for a continental ferry service. An extension to the Kelvedon & Tollesbury Light Railway was opened in 1907 - its station, at the landward end of the pier, consisted of an old coach body and a red brick hut - but closed in 1921. The pier itself, once 1770 feet long, was breached as a security precaution during World War II. The base of its supports are only visible at low tide.
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TL9708, 8 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 14 July, 2005   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 20 August, 2005
Category
Piers > Piers   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 97 08 [1000m precision]
WGS84: 51:44.4235N 0:51.5498E
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