SX9163 : Haldon Pier

taken 11 years ago, near to Torquay, Torbay, Great Britain

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Haldon Pier
Haldon Pier
The pier, some 160 metres in length, was built in 1870, and forms the southern breakwater of the outer harbour at Torquay. It "was constructed from concrete blocks 10 or 13 ft long by 4 ft wide and 4 ft high placed on the sea bed by divers. The pier extended to the south-west from Beacon Hill, which was excavated to provide the broken stone aggregate and to form a level standing" (Civil Engineering Heritage: Southern England By R. A. Otter). This partly explains the complete removal of Beacon Hill from the landscape. The curious mystery of the trowel used to lay the foundation stone of the pier in 1867 is told at LinkExternal link .
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Date Taken
Sunday, 25 May, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 29 May, 2008
Category
Piers > Piers   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9175 6304 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:27.4304N 3:31.5787W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9184 6308
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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