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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: NORTH PIER

List entry Number: 1205766

Location

NORTH PIER, PROMENADE

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
BlackpoolUnitary Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 19-Aug-1975

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 183671

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History

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Details

SD 33 NW BLACKPOOL PROMENADE

2/14 North Pier 19.8.1975 II

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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National Grid Reference: SD 30371 36382

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