SD6614 : Winter Hill Communications Masts

taken 4 years ago, near to Belmont, Blackburn With Darwen, Great Britain

Winter Hill Communications Masts
Winter Hill Communications Masts
Three of the smaller masts on Winter Hill. They are dwarfed by comparison to the main mast.
Winter Hill Transmitting Station

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
Monday, 7 March, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 14 March, 2016
Geographical Context
Uplands  Communications  Moorland 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic DMC-G7 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 660 148 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:37.7172N 2:30.9080W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 661 146
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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