Basic Site Details

Name: Central Pier and Pavilion
Town, district or village: Morecambe
City or county: Lancashire
Country: England
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: MORECAMBE- The new pavilion on the pier at Morecambe was formally opened on Monday in last week. It has been erected by Messrs Peters and Sons, of Rochdale, from plans by and under the supervision of Messrs Mangnall and Littlewoods, of Manchester, and from the same architects' designs the pier itself has been widened from 20 feet to 42 feet, a platform 250 feet by 159 feet being added alongside the pier-head to form the substitution for the pavilion. These works of widening have been executed by the Widnes Iron Company. The pavilion itself is free Renaissance in style, the internal measurements being 96 feet by 70 feet; it is surmounted by a central dome, and has a balcony 115 feet by 90 feet. [Building News 22 July 1898 p121]

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1East End Pier  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Pavilion  
Item 2 of 2Pier  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Marine Road (Promenade)  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 318971898Build/construction 
Item 2 of 3October 1897 Contracts advertisedFor concert pavilion
Item 3 of 3November 1897  First pile of new pier driven


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 2Eric Alexander SutherlandArchitectA1897 As assistant to Mangnall & Littlewoods. May have left before this commenced
Item 2 of 2Mangnall & LittlewoodsArchitectural practiceA18971898 


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Morecambe Pier and Pavilion Company Limited 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder6 November 1897  p380 First pile driven
Item 2 of 3Building News22 July 1898  p121
Item 3 of 3Manchester Guardian9 October 1897  p10 - Contracts. For Concert Pavilion

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Eric Alexander Sutherland: L v21 no1611