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


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