Sketch book of Sussex views

Historical Background

View of the Brighton chain pier. Nothing is known of the artist or the provenance of the sketch book. The Brighton Chain Pier was built in 1823 as a landing stage to help passengers disembark from larger ships with ease. It was different from typical piers because, rather than being built on stilts, the deck of the pier was suspended from chains attached to pillars. The pier was destroyed in a storm in 1896.
See also : a view of Brighton by J A Prior showing the Chain Pier, mid 19th century (ESRO PDA/B5)

  • Date details


  • Institution

UK – Lewes – East Sussex Record Office

  • Original reference

ACC 10814/1

  • Period

Late Modern Period

  • Thematic

Tourism and culture


Brighton – East Sussex Record Office

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