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Iron Pier

Description: The Iron Pier, now demolished, jutted into Douglas Bay from the promenade on the east coast of the Isle of Man (NGR 23838 47630). Brown's Guide to the Isle of Man of 1894 says, "The Douglas Iron Promenade Pier, the property of a limited company, runs out from the north end of the Promenade. It was constructed by Mr John Dixon, of London, and has a very elegant appearance. The approach is by a spacious flight of steps, with four ornamental lamp posts. At the entrance are the collectors' room and toll gates; at the centre of the pier-head an ornamental house, with convenient waiting and refreshment rooms, has been erected. The pier, 1000 feet long, is carried on cast iron piles driven firmly into the ground, the floor, 17 feet wide, is furnished with an ornamental railing on either side, with seats here and there. It was formally opened by Lady Loch, the wife of the Lieutenant Governor, on 19th August, 1869." (p.46)


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