historic pier is put up for sale by its owners
landmark Pavilion, which is Britain's shortest pier, has been
put on the market.
concrete pier, which is more than 100 years old, has been put
up for sale by its owners, the Parkin family.
advert has been placed in the latest issue of a leisure industry
trade magazine that promotes it as a 'freehold property, with
planning to extend'.
Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel was the inspiration
for the Pavilion, the first to be constructed in reinforced concrete,
rather than the steel and cast Iron used for Victorian piers.
chippings from Penryn Colliery in Cornwall, which were used in
the construction, are still used today for routine maintenance.
to lengthen the pier and create a walkway and landing stage for
steamships crossing the Bristol Channel did not materialize and
originally the pier contained an open Pavilion - the name by which
is most commonly known today.
Parkin took over the then-derelict Pavilion in 1968 and many years
of effort have since been spent on renovating it and maintaining
price has been indicated and manager Louise Parkin declined to
comment when approached by Burnham-On-Sea.com on Sunday morning.