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ROYAL PIER AND PAVILION, ABERYSTWYTH

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NPRN 34175

Map Reference SN58SE

Grid Reference SN5811081803

Unitary (Local) Authority Ceredigion

Old County Cardiganshire

Community Aberystwyth

Type of Site PLEASURE PIER

Broad Class MARITIME;RECREATIONAL

Period Post Medieval

Site Description Aberystwyth Pier, originally 244m long, was built by Eugenius Birch of London in 1865 and consists of cast-iron piles concreted into the rock, with cast-iron columns braced by wrought iron rods. The pier was damaged by a storm in 1866 and rebuilt in 1872. A pavilion and substructure were added by G. Croydon Marks of London in 1896 at the instigation of the Aberystwyth Improvement Company. The pier was truncated to its present length of 91m in 1938 by storm damage.

RCAHMW, 30 July 2008.

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