Remains of the Royal Suspension Chain Pier, Brighton
Remains of the Royal Suspension Chain Pier [Wikipedia] - more than a century old - exposed in the silt [Google map] at low tide in Brighton, East Sussex. The piles are variously reported as being Cast Iron or Petrified Timber. The site is directly opposite New Steine Square / Gardens.
Brighton had no harbour, but when sea travel was significantly faster than land travel (by horse), the pier was an optimum departure / embarkation point for Londoners traveling to France. The pier was destroyed by a storm in 1896.
See also the "Brighton Chain Pier and Remains" Gallery
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