Winter Hill Transmitting Station :: Shared Description

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.
by David Dixon

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SD6614 : Communications Masts at the top of Winter Hill by David Dixon
SD6614 : Winter Hill Transmitting Station by David Dixon
SD6514 : Winter Hill Transmitter Support by David Dixon
SD6614 : Winter Hill Transmitter Masts by David Dixon
SD6614 : Winter Hill Communications Masts by David Dixon
SD6513 : Winter Hill Transmitter Access Road by David Dixon
SD6514 : Winter Hill near the Transmitter Mast by David Dixon
SD6512 : On the Road to Winter Hill by David Dixon
SD6514 : Rotary Way (Winter Hill Transmitter Access Road) by David Dixon
SD6614 : Information sign relating to Winter Hill mast by Adam C Snape
SD6614 : Winter Hill Air Disaster Plaque by David Dixon
SD6613 : Smithills Moor and Winter Hill Transmitter Mast by David Dixon
SD6513 : The Road to Winter Hill Mast by David Dixon
SD6614 : Memorial plaque for the Winter Hill Air Disaster of 1958 by Adam C Snape
SD6614 : Winter Hill Air Disaster Memorial by David Dixon
SD6614 : Communications Mast on Winter Hill by David Dixon
SD6514 : Winter Hill trig pillar and mast by Adam C Snape
SD6614 : Communications Masts on Winter Hill by David Dixon


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Created: Sun, 13 Mar 2016, Updated: Mon, 14 Mar 2016

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