SJ6208 : The Wrekin Transmitter

taken 1 month ago, near to Aston, Telford And Wrekin, Great Britain

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The Wrekin Transmitter
The Wrekin Transmitter
Showing the top of the tower. For a wider view and some details see SJ6208 : The Wrekin Transmitter.
The Wrekin

The Wrekin rises to a height of 407m (1,335ft) above the Shropshire plain and is a prominent landmark visible from many miles around. Geologically the crest of the ridge is composed of hard uriconian volcanic rock, approximately 680 million years old. The summit of the hill was the site of an iron age fort believed to have been built by the Cornovii tribe and destroyed by the Romans in AD47. More recently, in 1975, a radio and television transmitting station was opened near the summit with a 62m (204ft) tower. The Wrekin has long been regarded affectionately by Midlanders who are proud to say that there is no higher ground between it and the Urals; their expression ‘all around the Wrekin’ is commonly used to mean taking an indirect route. Today the hill is part of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the walk to the summit is a popular activity.

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 15 June, 2021   (more nearby)
Friday, 18 June, 2021
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 6289 0827 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:40.2515N 2:33.0136W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 6291 0822
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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