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Latitude: 51.4453 / 51°26'43"N
Longitude: 0.3697 / 0°22'10"E
OS Eastings: 564774
OS Northings: 174480
OS Grid: TQ647744
Mapcode National: GBR NMK.B9J
Mapcode Global: VHJLC.CX9W
Entry Name: The Town Pier
Listing Date: 3 July 1975
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1089004
English Heritage Legacy ID: 356437
Location: Gravesham, Kent, DA11
Electoral Ward/Division: Pelham
Built-Up Area: Gravesend
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
Church of England Parish: Gravesend St George
Church of England Diocese: Rochester
TQ 67 SW GRAVESEND TOWN PIER
8/194 The Town Pier
Pleasure Pier. 1831-4 by WT Clark, Civic Engineer. T-shaped construction of cast iron resting on 2 rows of 4 cast iron Doric columns at the shore end and 3 rows of 6 columns on the river side with cast iron arched ribs. These had 2 pavilions at the angles of the T-portion with shipped roofs supported on decorative columns with cast iron cupolas above with urn shaped finials. These pavilions remain but were later boarded in. Originally one of the cupolas had a clock and the other a bell. Between these pavilions is a 35 feet high cast-iron light-house, cylindrical with blocked light at top surmounted by finial. Later in the C19 the remainder of the pier was roofed over and has 12 wooden pilasters and 12 C20 casements. The base of the walls is of tongued and grooved boards, above C20 corrugated iron. Original stone causeway beneath pier. Front has a C20 addition in yellow brick with wooden canopy with fretted cornice and 4 decorative cast iron columns. Probably the earliest surviving iron pleasure pier in the world.
Listing NGR: TQ6477474480
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