Old Pier

Old Pier (81875)



A stone L-shaped structure, marked on a map from 1759 as an "Old Pier". It is located on the outer of the southern wall of the current Beadnell Harbour. The legs go on firstly on a south-west north- east alignment and the second leg on a west east alignment. The angle of the two legs are at a c.75 degree angle. Although marked on the 1759 map as an "Old Pier" only one leg is shown. The structure may have been used as a pier as a secondary use, thereally is the suggestion that the remains of the pier may originally have been used as fish trap, though there is little or no evidence of this. The pier had gone outo of use by 1759 as it is referred to as an "Old Pier" on the map. The pier is discuss in K. Portions book "Limekilns and Lobsterpots" 2013. Legacy System: LBS; UID: 408482 List Entry Number: 1233049; Grade: II; Date first listed: 26-Aug-1987

Post-Medieval (1540 - 1901)
Period comments

Pier pre-1759

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Feature Types
Monument Type - Broad
Landing point
Monument Type - Narrow
Monument Description
A mole or pier-like structure situated at the entrance of a harbour, or running out into lake or the sea, so as to defend the harbour or coast.
Evidence Type - Broad
Evidence Type - Narrow
Evidence Description
Man-made, roofless edifice or construction visible as substantial aboveground remains retaining evidence of architecture and materials, but which has been substantially destroyed.
Object Type - Broad
Object Type - Narrow
Object Description
Height OD (m)
How accessible is the feature?
Accessible - difficult terrain, Not accessible, but visible from public path/road/adjacent land
Accessibility comments

Can be seen from the current harbour. The foreshore is rocky and there is lots of seaweed so it is not easily accessible.

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Survey Information
Date of survey
10th July, 2016
Feature located?
State of the tide
Proximity to coast edge
Intertidal zone
Coastal processes
Active sea erosion, Has eroded in the past
Is there a coastal defence?
Other threats?
Vegetation growth, Structural damage/decay, Other
If other, please specify
Boats and other water transport/sports
How visible are the remains? ABOVE GROUND
Limited visibility (partial remains)
How visible are the remains in the face of the cliff, ridge or dune? IN SECTION
Not applicable
Do you know if the feature is?
Has local associations/history, Is not locally known
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MClement's image
"Old Pier" by MClement
MClement's image
Old Pier by MClement