SD6514 : Winter Hill trig pillar and mast

taken 5 years ago, near to Belmont, Blackburn With Darwen, Great Britain

Winter Hill trig pillar and mast
Winter Hill trig pillar and mast
In the foreground is the Ordnance Survey triangulation pillar on top of Winter Hill. The TV mast in SD6614 is approximately 400m behind the pillar.
Winter Hill Transmitting Station :: SD6614
At a height of 309.5 metres, the Winter Hill transmitting mast is one of the tallest structures in the United Kingdom, the tallest being the mast at Belmont with a height of 351.5 metres however, at 778.1 metres (2,553 ft) above sea level, Winter Hill has the highest television transmitting antenna in the United Kingdom.

The original mast came into service on 3 May 1956, and carried the programmes of Granada ITV (weekdays) and ABC TV (weekends). This was replaced by the current tower in 1966. Unlike most masts, which are of a lattice design, the Winter Hill mast is one of six masts in England which are of a tubular construction. An advantage of the tubular design is that engineers can ascend the inside the mast and avoid adverse weather, which is a problem on frame structures.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 4 June, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 23 November, 2015
Geographical Context
Uplands 
Primary Subject of Photo
Trig Point 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 659 149 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:37.7871N 2:30.9543W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 659 149
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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