Tyne and Wear HER(4973): Sunderland, New South Pier - Details
Sunderland, New South Pier
Work on the New South Pier began in 1893. It was built of smaller blocks than Roker Pier (HER 4800) and included a high parapet wall and arched shelter recesses but was otherwise the same in design. Work stopped when war was declared in 1914. When work recommenced it was found that there was increased damage to the pier by wave action because of the narrow opening into the outer harbour. The south pier was therefore shortened in 1922 to 2,700 feet (822.96m). The sister lighthouse to Roker was never built. Instead the New South Pier is set with an unmanned column and fixed light.
<< HER 4973 >> I. Ayris & S.M. Linsley, 1994, A Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of Tyne and Wear, p 23; Penny Middleton, Northern Archaeological Associates, 2012, Roker Lighthouse and Pier, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear - Archaeological Building Recording and Statement of Significance