Brighton Suspension Chain Pier.This brilliant specimem of modern architecture was projected & executed by Cap.n S. Brown R.N. its foundation consists of four clumps of piles, 258ft. distant driven nearly 8ft...The length of the esplanade to the beginning of the Pier, is 1250 ft. & along which carriages pals. Commened Oct.r 1822 openened to ye publick Nov. 1283. Estimated expence 30.000l/
Aquatint, paper watermarked, with very large margins: J Whatman 1823. 276 x 376mm (10¾ x 14¾"). Some creasing.
The Royal Suspension Chain Pier, designed by Captain Samuel Brown and built in 1823. It was primarily intended as a landing stage for packet boats to Dieppe, France.
Provenance: Hermitage Hexham. Ford 195.
[Ref: 30102] £180.00