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Bangor Pier

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bangor, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2374 / 53°14'14"N

Longitude: -4.1229 / 4°7'22"W

OS Eastings: 258415

OS Northings: 373254

OS Grid: SH584732

Mapcode National: GBR 5Q.00YV

Mapcode Global: WH541.MWXJ

Plus Code: 9C5Q6VPG+XR

Entry Name: Bangor Pier

Listing Date: 31 October 1974

Last Amended: 2 August 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3987

Building Class: Maritime

Location: Stretching over ¼ mile across the Menai Straits.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Bangor

Community: Bangor

Built-Up Area: Bangor

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

Built 1896 by Mr J J Webster of London, contractors Mr Alfred Thorne of London; cost £17,000. It is considered to be the best in Britain of the older type of pier without a large pavilion at the landward end. Damaged by a ship in 1914; closed in 1971 and currently undergoing restoration (Autumn 1987).

Exterior

1550ft long; the longest surviving in Wales. Largely original steel girders and cast iron columns carrying an extensively rebuilt 24ft wide timber planked deck, kiosks, and pavilions. The pier is entered through ornate wrought iron gates enriched with fleurons and barley twist uprights; square openwork gate piers carrying lanterns. These are flanked by octagonal kiosks with onion domed roofs and Indian style trefoil headed openings; beyond these are similar smaller gates. Cast iron lampstandards and full length seating to each side of deck. The pier projects at various intervals beyond with polygonal timber kiosks with mostly tent-like roofs. Splayed out at NW end containing 14 sided timber pavilion with 2-stage pyramidal roof. The iron staircase at the end with 6 levels of platforms led to the former floating pontoon.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Garth Jetty
    Immediately alongside the pier, on its east side.
  • II Bron Menai
    Set high above the road overlooking the Menai Straits with terrace.
  • II Bron Menai
    Set high above the road overlooking the Menai Straits with terrace.
  • II 1 - 7 Glandwr Terrace
    In the angle of Garth Road and Glandwr Road overlooking Bangor Flats. Accessed via a gate and steps from Garth Road.
  • II Plas Isaf
    Set in the slope; detached towards the N end of the road.
  • II Former Garth Primary School
    Near the N end of the street facing along Beach Road. Low railed forecourt.
  • II No.2 Seiriol Road,,,,,gwynedd,
    Planned terrace between Beach Road and Totton Road. Small railed forecourts.
  • II No.4 Seiriol Road,,,,,gwynedd,
    Planned terrace between Beach Road and Totton Road. Small railed forecourts.

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