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North Pier

A Grade II Listed Building in Claremont, Blackpool

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Latitude: 53.819 / 53°49'8"N

Longitude: -3.0591 / 3°3'32"W

OS Eastings: 330371

OS Northings: 436382

OS Grid: SD303363

Mapcode National: GBR 7S28.HQ

Mapcode Global: WH743.Z8GL

Plus Code: 9C5RRW9R+J9

Entry Name: North Pier

Listing Date: 19 August 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1205766

English Heritage Legacy ID: 183671

Location: Talbot, Blackpool, FY1

County: Blackpool

Electoral Ward/Division: Claremont

Built-Up Area: Blackpool

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Blackpool St John

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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2/14 North Pier

Pier, 1862-3, by Eugenius Birch, contractors R. Laidlaw and Son of Glasgow.
Cast iron screw piles and columns supporting iron girders and wooden deck
1,405 feet long, with jetty of 474 feet (added 1867). Pierhead enlarged
with wings 1874 (for Indian Pavilion later destroyed by fire) now has
modern theatre on north side, and curved glass and iron shelters on south
side. Promenade deck lined each side by wooden benches with ornamental
open-work backs of cast iron: a continuous band of stars in circles
surmounted by semicircular fan-shaped backs in groups of three, the centre
one having a grotesque in the middle, and the groups divided by voluted
armrests. Two pairs of original kiosk-bays on deck have kiosks built
c. 1900: each an elongated hexagon of wood and glass, with 2-tier swept-
out lead roof bearing octagonal lantern of blue glass and minaret roof
with finial.

Listing NGR: SD3037136382

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