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The Emley Moor tower
The Emley Moor tower

Emley Moor (located at 53°36′N 1°39′W) is an area of moorland near the village of Emley, near Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, England (national grid reference: SE222128). It is the site of the Arqiva-owned Emley Moor transmitting station. Its reinforced concrete tower is the tallest free-standing structure on the British Isles at a height of 330.4 metres (1084 feet). Reaching the Tower Room (at the top of the concrete part of the tower at 275 m (900 ft)) involves a seven minute journey by lift. The antenna structure above this is a further 56 m (184 ft). This is taller than One Canada Square, Britain's tallest building, which is only 235 m (771 ft) high. However, it is not as tall as the Belmont Transmitter in Lincolnshire, which is a guyed mast with a height of 385 m (1265 ft), making it the tallest structure of any kind in the country. On the other hand, the Emley Moor tower is taller than the Eiffel Tower, which is just 300 m (984 ft) high, with an additional 24m (79 ft) antenna on top. This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Heaths are anthropogenic habitats found primarily in northern and western Europe, where they have been created by thousands of years of human clearance of natural forest vegetation by grazing and burning on mainly infertile acidic soils. ... Emley, also known as Bowlhead Green, is a small British village in Surrey, close to Thursley. ... Huddersfield is a large town in the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees within the County of West Yorkshire in England. ... West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in England, corresponding roughly to the core of the West Riding of the traditional county of Yorkshire. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages English Capital London Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population –mid-2004... Arqiva is the new name for NTLs broadcast division, after it was sold to a consortium led by Macquarie Communications Infrastructure Group. ... Masts of the Rugby VLF transmitter in England Radio masts and towers are, typically, tall structures designed to support antennas (also known as aerials in the UK) for telecommunications and broadcasting, including television. ... Location of the North-West European Archipelago. ... metre or meter, see meter (disambiguation) The metre (in the U.S., chiefly meter) is a measure of length, approximately equal to 3. ... A foot (plural: feet) is any of several old units of distance or length, measuring around a quarter to a third of a meter. ... 1 Canada Square building (centre) One Canada Square is the tallest building in Britain. ... The Belmont Transmitter is a television and radio mast, situated close to the village of Donington on Bain, near Market Rasen and Louth in Lincolnshire, England (Grid reference TF217837). ... Lincolnshire (abbreviated Lincs) is a county in the East Midlands of England. ... The Tower at sunrise. ...

The tower at sunset with striking cloud formations from nearby village Clayton West, Sept. 2005.
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The tower at sunset with striking cloud formations from nearby village Clayton West, Sept. 2005.

Emley's foundations penetrate 6.1 m (20 ft) into the ground and the whole structure, including foundations, weighs 11,200 tonnes. The top of the current tower at Emley Moor is 594 m (1949 ft) above sea level due to the site's elevated position on the Eastern edge of the Pennines. This area has always been important for RF (Radio Frequency) transmission and from the foot of Emley`s structure both Holme Moss and the Moorside Edge Transmitter are visible. Both of the latter are within 10 miles radius and are SW and WNW respectively. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1280x960, 56 KB)Looking towards Emley Moor from nearby village Clayton West at sunset. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1280x960, 56 KB)Looking towards Emley Moor from nearby village Clayton West at sunset. ... For considerations of sea level change, in particular rise associated with possible global warming, see sea level rise. ... Holme Moss is a moor in the South Pennines of England on the border between Derbyshire and the Kirklees district of West Yorkshire (Grid reference SE095041). ... Moorside Edge is one of the most powerful mediumwave radio transmitters in Britain at 200kW erp. ...


The current tower is the third structure to have occupied the site. The original 135 m (445 ft) tower was erected in 1956 to provide independent television broadcasts to the Yorkshire area. It was replaced in 1964 by a taller 385 m (1265 ft) guyed mast (identical to the structure still standing at Belmont). 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Independent Television (ITV) is the name given to the original network of British commercial television broadcasters, set up to provide competition to the BBC. In England, Wales and southern Scotland, the channel has been rebranded to ITV1 by ITV plc, the owners of the broadcasting licences for those areas. ... Yorkshire is the largest traditional county of Great Britain, covering some 6,000 sq. ...


On 19 March 1969, a combination of strong winds and the weight of ice that had formed around the top of the mast and on the guys brought the structure down. After a series of temporary masts, erection of the current concrete-built tower began in 1969 with UHF (625-line colour) transmissions commencing on 21 January 1971 with the older VHF (405-line black & white) system coming into operation from this new mast on 21 April 1971. It was designed by Ove Arup and Partners. March 19 is the 78th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (79th in leap years). ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... Pouring a concrete floor for a commercial building, (slab-on-grade) Installing rebar in a floor slab during a concrete pour For other uses, see Concrete (disambiguation). ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... January 21 is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... April 21 is the 111th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (112th in leap years). ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... Arup is a professional services firm providing engineering, design, planning and project management services for all aspects of the built environment. ...


The Emley Moor tower broadcasts BBC One, BBC Two, ITV1 Yorkshire, Channel 4, Five, six digital television multiplexes, three digital radio multiplexes and two independent local radio stations (Galaxy 105 and Real Radio) over an area of approximately 10,000 km². It is the main station for some 51 relays and repeaters throughout Yorkshire and surrounding counties. BBC One (or BBC1 as it was formerly styled) is the oldest television station in the world. ... BBC Two (or BBC2 as it was formerly styled) was the second UK television station to be aired by the BBC and Europes first television channel to broadcast regularly in colour (from 1967), envisaged as a home for less mainstream and more ambitious programming. ... Yorkshire Television Limited is the ITV contractor for Yorkshire, England, and the surrounding areas. ... Channel 4 is a public service television broadcaster in the United Kingdom (see British television). ... Five, formerly known as Channel 5, is the United Kingdoms fifth national analogue terrestrial TV channel. ... It has been suggested that Digital terrestrial television be merged into this article or section. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


The UK Government declared Emley Tower a Grade II Listed Building of 'significant architectural or historic interest' in 2002. Buckingham Palace, a Grade I listed building. ...


Channels listed by Frequency

Clear skies over Emley Moor Mast
Clear skies over Emley Moor Mast
  • Analogue Television

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See also

// Introduction and history Until 1982, the main civil telecommunications system in the UK was a state monopoly known as Post Office Telecommunications. ... Masts of the Rugby VLF transmitter in England Radio masts and towers are, typically, tall structures designed to support antennas (also known as aerials in the UK) for telecommunications and broadcasting, including television. ... Masts and towers can collapse due to natural disasters, such as storms and fires. ... A list of the tallest structures in Great Britain. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Warsaw radio mast A mast is a man-made support structure, commonly used on sailing ships as support for sails, or on land as radio masts and towers used to support telecommunication equipment such as radio antennas (aerials in the UK). ... This is a list of radio stations in the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man: // National analogue and digital stations BBC Radio 1 - 97-99 MHz FM BBC Radio 2 - 88-91 MHz FM BBC Radio 3 - 90-93 MHz FM BBC Radio 4 - 92-95...

External links

  • The Transmission Gallery: The fall and rise of Emley Moor (photographs and information)
  • The Transmission Gallery: Television coverage map
  • Info and pictures of Emley Moor
  • Diagram of the NTL Tower.
  • 135 metre high lattice tower Emley Moor (dismantled).
  • The radio mast at Emley Moor collapsed in 1969.
  • TV Tower Emley Moor.
  • Views of Emley Moor mast from Anoraks Guide to Radio in North Yorkshire.

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Emley Moor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (613 words)
Emley Moor (located at 53°36′N 1°39′W) is an area of moorland near the village of Emley, near Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, England (national grid reference: SE222128).
Its reinforced concrete tower is the tallest free-standing structure on the British Isles at a height of 330.4 metres (1084 feet).
On the other hand, the Emley Moor tower is taller than the Eiffel Tower, which is just 300 m (984 ft) high, with an additional 24m (79 ft) antenna on top.
Emley Moor TV Transmitter (477 words)
Emley Moor is the second most utilised television transmitter (TX) in the Sheffield area.
All aerials on Emley Moor should be Horizontally polarised, ie if your antenna is horizontal and pointed NW then you`ll probably be on Emley.
Emley Moor television transmitter, all 1084ft of it......
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