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Report (Permission Visit) The Lone Chimney Tower. Jct34 M1 Sheffield - Aug 2015

Discussion in 'High Stuff' started by Vertigo, Sep 7, 2015.

  1. Vertigo

    Vertigo 28DL Full Member
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    Hi just a quick report from a chimney tower in Sheffield.

    History

    I actually cant find any history for this site. apparently it was one of 8 chimneys left from a.j. lee and sons works in Sheffield. i cant even find any history of the site which is a shame as it is a huge area, apart from that it was demolished in 2009 leaving this one chimney. part of the original site is now occupied by htc crane hire.

    if anybody has any history etc feel free to add it

    Pics


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    A Little Bit Of Crane Porn

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    M1 Northbound

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    M1 Southbound

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    Obligatory Down Ladder Shot

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    No Access to top deck as ladder was condemned and hanging off

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    Inside

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    Unfortunately its capped off. (water still somehow gets in though)

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    Feel free to add info if you find any.

    Thanks
     
    #1 Vertigo, Sep 7, 2015
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  2. dweeb

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    Cool, often gawped at that from the M1. Do you work there?
     
  3. The Lone Ranger

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    Also often look at them when passing on the M1, good effort on the climb :thumb
     
  4. Vertigo

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    No just surveying the site
     
  5. Will Knot

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    Used to live the next junction up the M1 from there....cool report :thumb
     
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    Ditto. When I see this, it's off at the next junction! What type of survey were you doing?
     
  7. Vertigo

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    Just a survey on some of the electrical equipment up there.
     
  8. anubis

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    Take my hat off to ya mate. No head for heights me at all.
     
  9. ACID- REFLUX

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    Nice one
    It"s either the first or last thing you see when looking at the Tower Cranes, it must be famous lol

    Some bloody scrap on the thing that"s for sure, even i"d climb that ladder ;)
     
  10. Vertigo

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    Probably over a 100k worth of scrap if you bought new lol. But not worth anything to weigh in tbh.
     
  11. Blinker

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    Nice - I wonder how tall it is?
     
  12. Vertigo

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    I think it's about 55-60m but can't be certain
     
  13. Kaplan

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    Small snippet of history to add:

    The part of the site occupied by the crane company used to be a crusher manufacturer. When I moved to Sheffield in 2005 I did a survey job there (actually in the empty grassy part you can see in your 4th and 5th shots). At that time there was still just the one chimney so I don't know when the others went.
    Can't remember the name of the crusher manufacturer but the place closed I think around 2008 and was demo'd in 2009 which ties up with the date you mentioned above.

    Edit: I did hear that nowadays the chimney actually sits on land owned by the pub at the bottom.

    Also: Not sure how many have survived but there were numerous reports on 28 from around 2009ish claiming the crusher place was something else far more impressive... Not been able to find any of them though!
     
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    Extec ?
     
  15. Kaplan

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    That's the one.

    Might have to try and dig out my shots from there and stick them up...
     
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