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Report - East Harptree Microwave Relay Station (BT) April 2015

Discussion in 'High Stuff' started by Styru, Apr 9, 2015.

  1. Styru

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    Just a quick one - we were out and about and happened upon this one - so it would have been rude not to - wouldn't it?


    (Above pic. © Copyright Peter Barrington , Creative Commons License)

    Seen above whilst in use the East Harptree mast was built in the 50's as a line of sight microwave relay station to allow the bulk transfer of data (TV, Phone, etc)

    Now superseded by subterranean fibre-optics the site is disused.

    The site sold for £110,000 in 2009, and has just come back on the market for the bargain price of £295,000 - but now with planning permission for the demolition of the existing structures, and the erection of a 'unique 5 bedroom part earth sheltered dwelling set in 0.96 acres'

    If you want to buy it try here: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-44492647.html

    So, on with some pics:

    The site today....


    Looking up...


    Sadly the bottom 20 feet or so of ladder have been removed - so there is no way up (yeah, right)


    Thanks to 'The Queen' for this one...


    The mast still has resident security - these three were waiting for us on the second level...


    Her Majesty...


    Off site security chose the wrong transport..



    Looking out towards the Mendip TV Mast - perhaps a job for a day when I have more time (and less desire to keep my testicles)


    Note to self - polish shoes...


    Topping out - thanks again to 'The Queen' for this one...


    Not a biggie - but, as I say, it would have been rude not to......

    Thanks for looking - please turn the lights off on your way out....

    #1 Styru, Apr 9, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2015

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  2. dbames

    dbames 28DL Member
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    The mast and buildings are now sadly demolished.
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