The Iron Skeleton of West Pier, Brighton designed by Eugenius Birch. 1866. This is the only Grade 1 listed pier in England. Damaged by sea, storm (1987) and arson (2003), it has been derelict since the mid-1970s, and only this much of the metal skeleton has survived. The Brighton Argus of 24 June 2006 reported that engineers are being called in to remove most of the "iconic structure." English Heritage still hopes to recover and preserve the pier's theatre and entrance. [Compare a late-ninteenth-century photograph.]

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Last modified 3 July 2006