Record Details

NHER Number:39328
Type of record:Building
Name:Cromer Pier


The pier was built between 1900 and 1901 on iron girders and with a small pavilion at the sea end, with the modern lifeboat station built in 1996 to the rear.


  • Cromer's pier.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TG 21967 42491
Map Sheet:TG24SW

Full description

November 1975. Listed, Grade II.
Pier, built 1900 to 1901 for Protection Commisioners after jetty destroyed 1897.
Short structure on iron girders with small pavillion at sea end adjacent to lifeboat house rebuilt 1997.
Other structures 20th century.
Information from (S1).
E. Rose (NLA), 20 May 2003.

1997. Building Survey.
Detailed record made of Cromer Lifeboat Station (built 1919) prior to its demolition and replacement.
See report (S2).
For further details.

October 2008.
The pier is to receive £1.4m repairs to metalworks and the decking will be replaced.
See (S3)
H. White (NLA) 19 December 2008

See detailed survey and plans in NIAS records (S4)
W. Arnold (HES), 18 January 2011.

Monument Types

  • LIFEBOAT STATION (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PLEASURE PIER (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.
---Unpublished Document: Lewis & Lewis. 1940. Plans.
---Monograph: Harbord, R.. 2001. The Piers & Jetties of Cromer, Norfolk: A survey of historical structures on the foreshore..
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 24 SW 4.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 444.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1996. A fond farewell to lifeboat history. 11 December.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Designation: English Heritage. 1990-2013. English Heritage Listing Notification. Notification. DNF5113.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1049005.
<S2>Unpublished Contractor Report: Brackenbury, M. 1997. Cromer Lifeboat Station 1919-1997. Michael Brackenbury Conservation Architect.
<S3>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2008. [Articles on the proposed repairs at Cromer Pier].
<S4>Archive: NIAS. Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society Records.

Related records - none

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