SW8033 : Falmouth, The Prince of Wales Pier

taken 2 years ago, near to Falmouth, Cornwall, Great Britain

Falmouth, The Prince of Wales Pier
Falmouth, The Prince of Wales Pier
The foundation stone for the pier was laid on 20 July 1903 by HRH Prince of Wales, later King George V, after whom the pier was named. It was opened on 5 May 1905 by the Earl of Kimberley. Construction is part solid groin and part open construction with reinforced concrete piles, the solid section being approximately twice the width of the open section.

The pier was taken over by American forces during World War II. It was re-opened to the public in April 1951. There have been two main post war restorations; in 1951 and 1987. It now serves as a boat launch to ferries across the bay and up the River Fal (LinkExternal link National Piers Society).
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Date Taken
Friday, 15 July, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 29 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  Docks, Harbours 
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Panasonic DMC-G7 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 808 330 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:9.4033N 5:4.1635W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SW 808 330
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Falmouth Harbour  Pier  Early Twentieth Century  Early 20th Century  Edwardian 

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