TF0915 : Defunct pylon

taken 9 months ago, near to Wilsthorpe, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Defunct pylon
Defunct pylon
This is one of the Pylons being removed, near Obthorpe
Removing the pylons between Deeping and Bourne
A story appeared in the Stamford Mercury (LinkExternal link ) about the removal of 52 pylons between Bourne and West Deeping.

Starting in December 2017 Western Power constructed 3km of new underground cable and 6.5km of new overhead line, using 61 wooden poles next to the existing circuit.

June 2018 saw the removal of 9.7km of high voltage overhead lines that ran between West Deeping and Bourne, removing what the newspaper said "many people see as a blot on the landscape".

I am not convinced that the replacement of one overhead line with another is a substantive improvement, but it's underway so I went to record the demise of one line and the new one alongside it.
The Fens
The Fens, also known as the Fenland, is a naturally marshy region in eastern England. Most of the fens were drained several centuries ago, resulting in a flat, damp, low-lying agricultural region.
A fen is the local name for an individual area of marshland or former marshland and also designates the type of marsh typical of the area, which has neutral or alkaline water chemistry and relatively large quantities of dissolved minerals, but few other plant nutrients.
Fenland primarily lies around the coast of the Wash; it reaches into four counties: Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and a small area of Suffolk, as well as the historic county of Huntingdonshire. In whole it occupies an area of nearly 1,500 sq miles.
Most of the Fenland lies within a few metres of sea level. As with similar areas in the Netherlands, much of the Fenland originally consisted of fresh- or salt-water wetlands, which have been artificially drained and continue to be protected from floods by drainage banks and pumps.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 31 July, 2018   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 31 July, 2018
Geographical Context
Energy infrastructure  Derelict, Disused  Flat landscapes 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 0972 1537 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:43.4915N 0:22.6091W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 09678 15399
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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