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Francis Pickernell

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West Pier, Whitby
West Pier lighthouse, Whitby
Sign on West Pier lighthouse

The west pier at Whitby was almost wholly rebuilt by Francis Pickernell, the engineer of the Harbour Trustees. It was built with stone from nearby Aislaby Quarry, and completed on Christmas Eve, 1814. Pickernell also designed the west pier lighthouse, completed in just 11 weeks in October 1831.[1]

1823 February. Marriage. Francis Pickernell, engineer, of Whitby Piers, to Miss Marwood, daughter Isaac Marwood.[2]

1871 Death notice: 'September 16th, at 5, Normanby Terrace, aged 74 years, Francis Pickernell, Esq., C.E.'[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Real Whitby - Whitby Piers – History, News And Photographs
  2. Hull Packet - Monday 10 February 1823
  3. Whitby Gazette - Saturday 23 September 1871