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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