NZ5233 : Old Pier, Hartlepool Headland

taken 15 years ago, near to The Headland, Hartlepool, England

Old Pier, Hartlepool Headland
Old Pier, Hartlepool Headland
This pier, and one similar from the Middleton shore, provide shelter to the outer Commissioners' Harbour and the entrance to the docks of the inner Victoria Harbour whose cranes are visible on the right. Other views are here NZ5233 : Hartlepool old pier Lighthouse., NZ5233 : Jetty, Hartlepool Headland
Old Pier, Hartlepool

A pier at Hartlepool was built about 1473 near the town wall on the south of the town, forming an outer harbour. Records mention repairs in the 16th and 17th centuries and 1723-4.
The Old Pier was completely rebuilt in 1813 and although it may incorporate these older elements, they are not visible LinkExternal link
The Old Pier Lighthouse was built in 1836. It has a 12m square pyramidal wooden tower painted white with two red bands and flashes every 3 seconds, a white light over the entrance channel, green elsewhere. There is a rotating radar antenna above the lantern LinkExternal link

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Category: Piers > Piers
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Hartlepool Harbour [24] · Victoria Harbour [18] · Docks [15] · Commissioners' Harbour [14] · Old Pier [12] ·
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NZ5233, 167 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Andrew Curtis   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Friday, 4 December, 2009   (more nearby)
Saturday, 5 December, 2009
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 5272 3348 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:41.6164N 1:11.0160W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 5277 3350
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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