HeritageGateway - Home

Login  |  Register
Site Map
Text size: A A A
You are here: Home > > > > The National Heritage List for England Result

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: THE WEST PIER

List Entry Number: 1381655

Location

THE WEST PIER, KINGS ROAD

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 09-Oct-1969

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.


Legacy System Information

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System: LBS

UID: 482018


Asset Groupings

This List entry does not comprise part of an Asset Grouping. Asset Groupings are not part of the official record but are added later for information.


List Entry Description

Summary of Building

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Reasons for Designation

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

History

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Details


BRIGHTON

TQ3003NW KING'S ROAD
577-1/44/369 (South side)
09/10/69 The West Pier

GV I

Pier. 1865-6. By Eusebius Birch. Cast and wrought-iron, wood,
glass and lead.
EXTERIOR: the structure of the pier consists of cast-iron
columns carrying beams and girders with diagonal bracing and
lighter struts. The pier was particularly badly damaged by the
hurricane of October 1987; and the causeway leading from
King's Road to the former concert hall was demolished in 1991,
along with the kiosk at the north end of the concert hall. The
principal surviving structures are the former concert hall,
the former theatre, and the kiosks at the north end of the
theatre.
The concert hall is oval in plan and consists of a continuous
arcade of elliptically-arched tripartite windows between
pilasters, with decorative voussoirs; parapet with cartouches
and swags and urns on pilasters; coved roof, the central part
having dormers on either side and continuous toplight with
pedimented ends from which a decorative balustrade of scrolled
profiles runs down to the parapet.
On the final stage of the platform, there are octagonal kiosks
flanking the north end of the former theatre, of cast- and
wrought-iron with roofs of lead; cast-iron columns on bases
with a round-arched aracade between, the details of the
opening originally loosely resembling those of a Palladian
window; brackets to deep eaves; shallow coved roof with
lantern. There is a smaller, ogee-roofed kiosk to the west of
the theatre. The theatre itself is of 3 storeys with a
verandah to ground floor on the west and a roof coved in 2
stages; small towers to either side of north end with ogee
roofs, and a 3-storey porch wing between them.
INTERIOR: not inspected.





Listing NGR: TQ3027603796


Selected Sources

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Map

National Grid Reference: TQ 30276 03796


© Crown Copyright and database right 2012. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100019088.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2011. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.

This copy shows the entry on 31-Jul-2014 at 04:20:25.