Basic Site Details

Name: West End Pier and Pavilion
Town, district or village: Morecambe
City or county: Lancashire
Country: England
Grid ref:
Notes: NEW WEST END PIER, MORECAMBE. On the 6th inst the new West End Pier, Morecambe, was opened by Col. Foster MP. The construction of the pier was begun in March 1895. Thirteen contractors tendered and the contract was let to the Widnes Foundry Company, whose tender was also afterwards accepted for the pavilion. The cost of the first section, 1000 lineal feet in length including the pavilion, with a promenade 38 feet wide will be about 24,000. The girders and wrought work are all of mild steel with cast iron piles. The pavilion is capable of holding 2000 persons on the ground floor. There are also galleries on three sides. The pavilion is constructed at the stage end as a theatre, with dressing and retiring rooms and other appurtenances. The stage is 30 feet in depth and of considerable width. The pier and pavilion have been constructed from the designs of Messrs Mangnall and Littlewoods, architects, of Manchester.
[Builder 11 April 1896 Page 326]

The pavilion was destroyed by fire in 1915. Pier demolished in 1978

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Promenade - opposite Regent Road  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 118951896Build/construction 


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 SutherlandArchitect 18951896As assistant to Mangnall and Littewoods
Item 2 of 2Mangnall & LittlewoodsArchitectural practice 1896  


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Morecambe (Regent Road) West End Pier Company Limited 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder11 April 1896  p326

Item 2 of 2Manchester Guardian12 February 1895  p1