Monday, 20 July 2015

Emley Moor Tower, West Yorkshire

The Emley Moor Tower is one of the most distinctive landmarks in West Yorkshire, if not the UK as a whole.

The 330-metre tower, which is currently owned by telecommunications infrastructure company Arqiva, is the tallest free-standing structure in the UK. Construction began in 1969 shortly after the original Emley Moor Mast, which occupied the same site, collapsed under the strain of high winds and heavy ice (see mb21 for more info).

The Emley Moor Tower, which provides television services to the BBC Yorkshire and ITV Yorkshire regions, was granted Grade II listed building for its "significant architectural or historical interest".

These photos were taken on the morning of 20th July 2015. I travelled to Shepley by train then walked north towards the tower. The weather approaching the tower was quite good, with blue skies and a few stringy white clouds. As I got within a few hundred yards of the tower it became overcast and started to rain.

My photos of Emley Moor Tower:

Emley Moor Tower from Shepley Bridlepath (1).

Emley Moor Tower from Shepley Bridlepath (2).

Emley Moor Tower from Shepley Bridlepath (3).

Emley Moor Tower from Shelley.

Emley Moor Tower Over Cornfield.

Emley Moor Tower from South West (1).

Emley Moor Tower from South West (2).

Emley Moor Tower and Signpost.

Emley Moor Tower from West (1).

Emley Moor Tower Over Farm (1).

Emley Moor Tower from West (2).

Emley Moor Tower Through Thistles (Distant).

Emley Moor Tower Through Thistles (Near).

Emley Moor Tower Top.

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