TA3427 : The Sandcastle, Withernsea

taken 15 years ago, near to Withernsea, East Riding of Yorkshire, Great Britain

The Sandcastle, Withernsea
The Sandcastle, Withernsea
Built between 1875 and 1877, Withernsea's ill-fated pier was plagued by accidents even before completion. It eventually opened in 1878, its ornate iron girders reaching 1,196 feet across the beach and out to sea. It suffered much damage in the Great Storm of 1880 and was hit by many ships before being dramatically demolished by the Grimsby bound Henry Parr in 1893. The remaining 50ft. pier was removed in 1903 during the reconstruction of the sea wall, but its unique gateway, nicknamed 'The Sandcastle', still stands. [information supplied by hidden-holderness.org]
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Date Taken
Thursday, 13 July, 2006   (more nearby)
Friday, 14 July, 2006
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 343 279 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:43.8126N 0:2.0569E
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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