Deal Pier, Deal, Kent

Deal Pier, Deal, Kent
Photograph taken 1901 © Reproduced by permission of Historic England Archive ref: OP00528

A view along Deal Pier from the shore with children in the foreground watching an entertainer in a horse-drawn carriage. In 1838 John Rennie, who had designed Margate pier, was commissioned to build a pier at Deal. Timber piles were sunk but the full design was never completed and all was destroyed by a storm in 1857. It was replaced by the iron pier pictured in 1864. This pier was damaged during World War Two and rebuilt in concrete after the war.

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