SX9472 : Teignmouth Pier

taken 6 months ago, near to Teignmouth, Devon, Great Britain

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Teignmouth Pier
Teignmouth Pier
Teignmouth Pier (Grand Pier)
The Grand Pier, also known as Teignmouth Pier, is a pleasure pier. It measures 212 metres in length. It was designed by J W Wilson and constructed between 1865 and 1867.
Pleasure Piers
Seaside pleasure piers were first built during the early 19th century, and became popular during the Victorian era of the mid to late 1800s. During this period, the railways were expanding allowing mass tourism to the coastal resort towns. Pleasure piers allowed holiday makers to promenade over and alongside the sea at all times. Since the introduction of commercial flights from the 1950s holiday makers flocked abroad and the seaside towns lost the tourist trade. Many piers became unprofitable and fell into disrepair. Many have since been destroyed by storms, demolished, or lay derelict. The earliest pier was built at Ryde and opened 1814. It is still open to this day.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 3 January, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 13 June, 2018
Geographical Context
Coastal 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9430 7267 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:32.6528N 3:29.5878W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9423 7288
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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