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West Pier

A Grade II Listed Building in Plymouth, City of Plymouth

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Latitude: 50.3664 / 50°21'58"N

Longitude: -4.1333 / 4°7'59"W

OS Eastings: 248377

OS Northings: 54005

OS Grid: SX483540

Mapcode National: GBR RCT.3N

Mapcode Global: FRA 2872.FKR

Plus Code: 9C2Q9V88+GM

Entry Name: West Pier

Listing Date: 25 January 1954

Last Amended: 9 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386422

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473809

ID on this website: 101386422

Location: Barbican, Plymouth, Devon, PL1

County: City of Plymouth

Electoral Ward/Division: St Peter and the Waterfront

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Plymouth

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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740-1/62/76 West Pier
(Formerly Listed as:
West Pier)


Pier forming one side of entrance to large harbour. C17, much
rebuilt 1791-99. Granite ashlar and rubble walls,
slightly-battered, low ashlar parapet to seaward side, wide
granite landing steps with rubble retaining walls, granite
bollards and setts; 2 cast-iron lamp standards. The pier from
which the Pilgrim Fathers sailed. Sited on the pier is the
Mayflower memorial and other memorial plaques including:
1. departure of Pilgrim Fathers in the Mayflower 1620. Erected
1891 and set within a sandstone Doric portico
2. departure of "The Tory" 1839, pioneer ship of the
colonisation of New Zealand, erected 1939
3. arrival of the American seaplane N.C.4 in 1919, the first
transatlantic flight
4. plaque erected in 1970 to commemorate the 350th anniversary
of the sailing of the "Mayflower"
5. plaque to commemorate landing in 1838 of 4 Tolpuddle
Martyrs after exile in Australia
6. plaque to commemorate the laying of iron water pipes in
Plymouth, 1826
7. plaque to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the wreck of
the "Sea Venture", flagship of Admiral Sir George Somers who
sailed from Plymouth in 1609 with settlers to Jamestown in
Virginia. Erected 1959
8. plaque to commemorate the embarkation of Queen Elizabeth II
on her visit to Plymouth in 1962

Listing NGR: SX4837754005

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