The historic promenade was built as a landing stage for a ferry that travelled between Shotley, Harwich and Felixstowe

Described as a “once

in a lifetime chance”, a historic Victorian pier in Suffolk has been put on the

market for £195,000.

Shotley Pier, built in

1894, acted as a landing stage for a ferry that travelled between the small Suffolk

village, Felixstowe and Harwich in Essex.

The promenade’s rich

maritime history also includes being the location for the Royal Navy’s HMS

Ganges training ship and centre.

Thousands of naval

recruits were trained at Shotley throughout World War I and II until the

complex was closed in 1976.

East Anglian

Renovations have listed the landmark for sale after buying it two years ago.

EAR director Ian

Newman said: “This is a once in a lifetime chance to own one of the five

remaining piers left in Suffolk and a part of our naval history.

“With the proposed regeneration of

Shotley including the HMS Ganges development into 400 homes, the pier is a

great investment and provides the opportunity for further development.”

The pier currently has planning permission for two food kiosks at its

shore end.

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