British Seaside Piers

British Seaside Piers
Author: Anthony Wills
Pages: 287
ISBN10: 1848022646
Genre: Uncategorized
Goodreads Rating: 4.67
ISBN13: 9781848022645
Published: 2014 by English Heritage

Published to mark the bicentenary of the opening of the first public pier in 1814, at Ryde on the Isle of Wight, this book with contributions from experts within English Heritage and the NPS, tells the fascinating story of the Victorian origin of piers, discusses the engineering and architectural challenges imposed by varying climatic and tidal conditions, and the instrumental role of the railways in simulating pier construction. The core of the book is a complete gazetteer of all piers which the public can visit around the coast of Britain with details of their location, history and current operations, and a variety of historical and comtemporary illustrations