Eastbourne Pier, Grand Parade - Eastbourne

The pier is 1,000ft long and 52ft wide on a substructure of iron screw piles, designed by Eugenius Birch and completed in 1872. The seaward Pavilion Theatre with 'camera obscura' and two games pavilions were designed and built in 1901 by Noel Ridley. The central windscreens were erected 1902-03 and the music pavilion added in 1925, designed by PD Stoneham. Later additions include the kiosks in1971 and an entrance building in 1991. In July 2014 the landward arcade building was destroyed by fire. Historic England, the owners and Eastbourne Borough Council have discussed how to reinstate.

Eastbourne Pier, Grand Parade - Eastbourne
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    EASTBOURNE PIER
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1353116
    Local Planning Authority:
    Eastbourne
    Site Type:
    Recreational > Music speech and dance venue

Location

    Building Name:
    Eastbourne Pier
    Street Name:
    Grand Parade
    County:
    East Sussex
    District / Borough:
    Eastbourne
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Eastbourne
    Region:
    London and South East

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Very bad
    Occupancy / Use:
    Part occupied/part in use
    Priority:
    C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    C
    Ownership:
    Commercial company
    Designation:
    Listed Building grade II*, CA