List of tallest structures in the United Kingdom

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A list of the tallest structures in the United Kingdom. The list contains all types of structures, 150 m in height or more. 150 m is the accepted criterion for a building to qualify as a skyscraper in the United Kingdom

Entries in italics denote approximate figures.

Structures taller than 300 metres[edit]

Name Pinnacle height Year Primary Use Town Construction Type Coordinates Remarks
Skelton Mast 365 metres (1,198 ft) 2001 communication Skelton, Cumbria guyed steel lattice mast 54°43′54.5″N 2°52′58.9″W / 54.731806°N 2.883028°W / 54.731806; -2.883028 (Skelton Radio Mast) Insulated against ground
Belmont Mast 351.5 metres (1,153 ft) 1965 communication Donington on Bain, Lincolnshire guyed tubular steel mast 53°20′9.07″N 0°10′19.11″W / 53.3358528°N 0.1719750°W / 53.3358528; -0.1719750 (Belmont TV Mast) Original height of 387.5 metres (1,271 ft) was the tallest construction in the EU, and tallest tubular steel mast in the world.
Caldbeck Mast (replacement) 337 metres (1,106 ft) 2008 communication Caldbeck, Cumbria guyed steel lattice mast 54°46′24″N 3°5′26″W / 54.77333°N 3.09056°W / 54.77333; -3.09056 (Caldbeck TV Mast) Replaced the original Caldbeck mast, which was dismantled in 2008
Emley Moor Tower 330.5 metres (1,084 ft) 1970 communication Huddersfield, West Yorkshire concrete tower 53°36′43.4″N 1°39′51.89″W / 53.612056°N 1.6644139°W / 53.612056; -1.6644139 (Emley Moor TV Tower) Tallest freestanding structure in UK. Original 137 m (450 ft) tower built 1956, replaced 1964. Second 385 m (1265 ft) guyed tubular mast was built 1964 to replace the tower, but collapsed 1969 due to icing and strong winds
Durris Mast 322.0 metres (1,056 ft) 1961 communication Durris, Aberdeenshire guyed steel lattice mast 57°0′0″N 2°23′24″W / 57.00000°N 2.39000°W / 57.00000; -2.39000 (Durris TV Mast)
Arfon Mast 317.4 metres (1,041 ft) 1962 communication Penygroes, Gwynedd guyed steel lattice mast 53°1′11.77″N 4°16′24.61″W / 53.0199361°N 4.2735028°W / 53.0199361; -4.2735028 (Arfon TV Mast)
Winter Hill Mast 315.4 metres (1,035 ft) 1965 communication Bolton, Greater Manchester guyed tubular steel mast 53°37′32.14″N 2°30′53.25″W / 53.6255944°N 2.5147917°W / 53.6255944; -2.5147917 (Winter Hill TV Mast) Original 137 m (450 ft) tower built 1956, replaced 1964
Waltham Mast 315 metres (1,033 ft) 1968 communication Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire guyed tubular steel mast 52°48′5.18″N 0°48′3.04″W / 52.8014389°N 0.8008444°W / 52.8014389; -0.8008444 (Waltham TV Mast) Original mast built 1966, collapsed before completion later that year. Same height as replacement
Bilsdale Mast 314 metres (1,030 ft) 1971 communication Helmsley, North Yorkshire guyed tubular steel mast 54°21′30.83″N 1°9′1.28″W / 54.3585639°N 1.1503556°W / 54.3585639; -1.1503556 (Bilsdale TV Mast)
The Shard 309.6 metres (1,016 ft) 2012 various Southwark, London skyscraper 54°46′24.36″N 3°5′25.77″W / 54.7734333°N 3.0904917°W / 54.7734333; -3.0904917 (Shard) Tallest building in the European Union
Black Hill Mast 306.6 metres (1,006 ft) 1961 communication Airdrie, North Lanarkshire guyed steel lattice mast 55°51′42.53″N 3°52′20.85″W / 55.8618139°N 3.8724583°W / 55.8618139; -3.8724583 (Black Hill TV Mast) Original 228 m (750 ft) mast built 1957, replaced 1961
Strabane Mast 305.5 metres (1,002 ft) 1963 communication Strabane, Co Tyrone guyed steel lattice mast 54°47′58″N 7°23′19″W / 54.79944°N 7.38861°W / 54.79944; -7.38861 (Strabane TV Mast)
Mendlesham Mast 305.4 metres (1,002 ft) 1959 communication Mendlesham, Suffolk guyed steel lattice mast 52°14′4.36″N 1°6′26.39″E / 52.2345444°N 1.1073306°E / 52.2345444; 1.1073306 (Mendlesham TV Mast) Tallest television mast in Europe at time of construction
Lichfield Mast 305.2 metres (1,001 ft) 1961 communication Tamworth, Staffordshire guyed steel lattice mast 52°38′11.83″N 1°45′32.37″W / 52.6366194°N 1.7589917°W / 52.6366194; -1.7589917 (Lichfield TV Mast) Original 137 m (450 ft) tower built 1956, replaced 1961
Mendip Mast 305.0 metres (1,001 ft) 1967 communication St Cuthbert Out, Somerset guyed tubular steel mast 51°14′13.45″N 2°37′31.32″W / 51.2370694°N 2.6253667°W / 51.2370694; -2.6253667 (Mendip TV Mast)

Structures 250 to 300 metres tall[edit]

Name Pinnacle height Year Primary Use Town Construction Type Coordinates Remarks
Crimond Royal Naval Wireless Telegraphy Station 274.3 metres (900 ft)  ? communication Crimond guyed steel lattice mast 57°37′2.88″N 1°53′15.42″W / 57.6174667°N 1.8876167°W / 57.6174667; -1.8876167 (Crimond Royal Naval Wireless Telegraphy Station)
Sutton Coldfield Mast 270.5 metres (887 ft) 1983 communication Birmingham, West Midlands guyed steel lattice mast 52°36′2.17″N 1°50′1.94″W / 52.6006028°N 1.8338722°W / 52.6006028; -1.8338722 (Sutton Coldfield TV Mast) Original mast built 1949, replaced 1983.
Wenvoe Mast 260.7 metres (855 ft) 1985 communication Vale of Glamorgan guyed steel lattice mast 51°27′33.68″N 3°16′53.53″W / 51.4593556°N 3.2815361°W / 51.4593556; -3.2815361 (Wenvoe TV Mast) Original mast built 1952, replaced 1985. Extended by 23m with new antenna system (Feb' 2008)
Drax power station 259 metres (850 ft) 1969 chimney Selby, North Yorkshire concrete tower 53°44′13.77″N 0°59′56.5″W / 53.7371583°N 0.999028°W / 53.7371583; -0.999028 (Drax power station chimney) Tallest chimney in UK
Rugby VLF Mast 250 metres (820 ft) 1925 communication Rugby, Warwickshire guyed steel lattice mast 52°22′26.89″N 1°11′17.35″W / 52.3741361°N 1.1881528°W / 52.3741361; -1.1881528 (Rugby VLF Mast); 52°22′16.24″N 1°11′5.63″W / 52.3711778°N 1.1848972°W / 52.3711778; -1.1848972 (Rugby VLF Mast (destroyed)); 52°22′3.25″N 1°11′7.76″W / 52.3675694°N 1.1854889°W / 52.3675694; -1.1854889 (Rugby VLF Mast (destroyed)); 52°21′57.93″N 1°11′27.41″W / 52.3660917°N 1.1909472°W / 52.3660917; -1.1909472 (Rugby VLF Mast (destroyed)); 52°22′5.69″N 1°11′44.59″W / 52.3682472°N 1.1957194°W / 52.3682472; -1.1957194 (Rugby VLF Mast (destroyed)); 52°22′16.46″N 1°11′56.81″W / 52.3712389°N 1.1991139°W / 52.3712389; -1.1991139 (Rugby VLF Mast (destroyed)); 52°21′44.9″N 1°11′29.75″W / 52.362472°N 1.1915972°W / 52.362472; -1.1915972 (Rugby VLF Mast (destroyed)); 52°21′33.04″N 1°11′21.23″W / 52.3591778°N 1.1892306°W / 52.3591778; -1.1892306 (Rugby VLF Mast (destroyed)); 52°21′25.34″N 1°11′4.1″W / 52.3570389°N 1.184472°W / 52.3570389; -1.184472 (Rugby VLF Mast (destroyed)); 52°21′55.43″N 1°10′50.84″W / 52.3653972°N 1.1807889°W / 52.3653972; -1.1807889 (Rugby VLF Mast (destroyed)); 52°21′43.51″N 1°10′42.34″W / 52.3620861°N 1.1784278°W / 52.3620861; -1.1784278 (Rugby VLF Mast (destroyed)); 52°21′30.57″N 1°10′44.64″W / 52.3584917°N 1.1790667°W / 52.3584917; -1.1790667 (Rugby VLF Mast (destroyed)) 12 guyed masts insulated against ground, demolished in June 2004 and August 2007

Structures 200 to 250 metres tall[edit]

Name Pinnacle height Year Primary Use Town Construction Type Coordinates Remarks
Grain Power Station 244 metres (801 ft) 1979 chimney Isle of Grain, Kent concrete tower 51°26′46.84″N 0°42′42.2″E / 51.4463444°N 0.711722°E / 51.4463444; 0.711722 (Grain Power Station Chimney)
Mounteagle Mast 243.8 metres (800 ft) 1961 communication Fortrose, Ross-shire guyed steel lattice mast 57°35′30″N 4°16′36″W / 57.59167°N 4.27667°W / 57.59167; -4.27667 (Mounteagle TV Mast)
Dover Mast 243.2 metres (798 ft) 1960 communication Dover, Kent guyed steel lattice mast 51°6′42.11″N 1°14′50.83″E / 51.1116972°N 1.2474528°E / 51.1116972; 1.2474528 (Dover TV Mast)
Sandy Heath Mast 240.8 metres (790 ft) 1965 communication Sandy, Bedfordshire guyed steel lattice mast 52°7′48.67″N 0°14′29.09″W / 52.1301861°N 0.2414139°W / 52.1301861; -0.2414139 (Sandy Heath TV Mast)
Selkirk Mast 238.8 metres (783 ft) 1961 communication Selkirk, Scottish Borders guyed steel lattice mast 55°33′21.08″N 2°47′35.61″W / 55.5558556°N 2.7932250°W / 55.5558556; -2.7932250 (Selkirk TV Mast)
Caradon Hill Mast 237.7 metres (780 ft) 1961 communication Liskeard, Cornwall guyed steel lattice mast 50°30′41″N 4°26′12.3″W / 50.51139°N 4.436750°W / 50.51139; -4.436750 (Caradon Hill TV Mast)
Preseli Mast 235.4 metres (772 ft) 1962 communication Crymych, Pembrokeshire guyed steel lattice mast 51°56′39.69″N 4°39′39.61″W / 51.9443583°N 4.6610028°W / 51.9443583; -4.6610028 (Preseli TV Mast)
One Canada Square 235.1 metres (771 ft) 1991 office Canary Wharf, London skyscraper 51°30′18.33″N 0°1′10.41″W / 51.5050917°N 0.0195583°W / 51.5050917; -0.0195583 (One Canada Square) Tallest inhabited building in UK
Stockland Hill Mast 235.0 metres (771 ft) 1961 communication Honiton, Devon guyed steel lattice mast 50°48′25.81″N 3°6′17.81″W / 50.8071694°N 3.1049472°W / 50.8071694; -3.1049472 (Stockland Hill TV Mast)
Moel-y-Parc Mast 230 metres (755 ft) 1963 communication Caerwys, Flintshire guyed steel lattice mast 53°13′15.8″N 3°18′51.86″W / 53.221056°N 3.3144056°W / 53.221056; -3.3144056 (Moel-y-Parc TV Mast)
Heron Tower 230 metres (755 ft) 2010 office City of London, London skyscraper 51°26′46.84″N 0°42′42.2″E / 51.4463444°N 0.711722°E / 51.4463444; 0.711722 (Heron Tower)
Angus Mast 229.5 metres (753 ft) 1965 communication Dundee, Angus guyed steel lattice mast 56°33′18.3″N 2°59′9.47″W / 56.555083°N 2.9859639°W / 56.555083; -2.9859639 (Angus TV Mast)
Rumster Forest Mast 229.2 metres (752 ft) 1965 communication Wick, Caithness guyed steel lattice mast 58°19′40.98″N 3°22′17.05″W / 58.3280500°N 3.3714028°W / 58.3280500; -3.3714028 (Rumster Forest TV Mast)
Ashkirk Mast 229.1 metres (752 ft) 1963 communication Selkirk, Scottish Borders guyed steel lattice mast 55°30′38.52″N 2°50′26.39″W / 55.5107000°N 2.8406639°W / 55.5107000; -2.8406639 (Ashkirk TV Mast)
Chillerton Down Mast 228.9 metres (751 ft) 1958 communication Newport, Isle of Wight guyed steel lattice mast 50°38′57.36″N 1°19′43.94″W / 50.6492667°N 1.3288722°W / 50.6492667; -1.3288722 (Chillerton Down TV Mast)
Black Mountain Mast 228.6 metres (750 ft) 1959 communication Belfast, Northern Ireland guyed steel lattice mast 54°35′13.39″N 6°1′19.48″W / 54.5870528°N 6.0220778°W / 54.5870528; -6.0220778 (Black Mountain TV Mast)
Burnhope Mast 228.6 metres (750 ft) 1958 communication Burnhope, County Durham, County Durham guyed steel lattice mast 54°49′18.8″N 1°42′53.3″W / 54.821889°N 1.714806°W / 54.821889; -1.714806 (Burnhope TV Mast)
St. Hilary Mast 227.1 metres (745 ft) 1957 communication Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan guyed steel lattice mast 51°27′26.8″N 3°24′10.6″W / 51.457444°N 3.402944°W / 51.457444; -3.402944 (St. Hilary TV Mast)
Anthorn radio station 227 metres (745 ft) 1964 communication Anthorn guyed steel lattice mast 54°54′41.93″N 3°16′43.47″W / 54.9116472°N 3.2787417°W / 54.9116472; -3.2787417 (Anthorn transmitter, Central Mast) ; 54°54′53.26″N 3°16′33.22″W / 54.9147944°N 3.2758944°W / 54.9147944; -3.2758944 (Anthorn transmitter, Inner Ring Mast 1) ; 54°54′42.97″N 3°16′20.76″W / 54.9119361°N 3.2724333°W / 54.9119361; -3.2724333 (Anthorn transmitter, Inner Ring Mast 2) ; 54°54′31.56″N 3°16′30.01″W / 54.9087667°N 3.2750028°W / 54.9087667; -3.2750028 (Anthorn transmitter, Inner Ring Mast 3) ; 54°54′30.49″N 3°16′51.78″W / 54.9084694°N 3.2810500°W / 54.9084694; -3.2810500 (Anthorn transmitter, Inner Ring Mast 4) ; 54°54′40.83″N 3°17′4.25″W / 54.9113417°N 3.2845139°W / 54.9113417; -3.2845139 (Anthorn transmitter, Inner Ring Mast 5) ; 54°54′52.21″N 3°16′54.98″W / 54.9145028°N 3.2819389°W / 54.9145028; -3.2819389 (Anthorn transmitter, Inner Ring Mast 6) ; 54°55′2.99″N 3°16′45.62″W / 54.9174972°N 3.2793389°W / 54.9174972; -3.2793389 (Anthorn transmitter, Outer Ring Mast 1) ; 54°54′53.99″N 3°16′12.34″W / 54.9149972°N 3.2700944°W / 54.9149972; -3.2700944 (Anthorn transmitter, Outer Ring Mast 2) ; 54°54′32.9″N 3°16′9.23″W / 54.909139°N 3.2692306°W / 54.909139; -3.2692306 (Anthorn transmitter, Outer Ring Mast 3) ; 54°54′20.82″N 3°16′39.35″W / 54.9057833°N 3.2775972°W / 54.9057833; -3.2775972 (Anthorn transmitter, Outer Ring Mast 4) ; 54°54′29.83″N 3°17′12.68″W / 54.9082861°N 3.2868556°W / 54.9082861; -3.2868556 (Anthorn transmitter, Outer Ring Mast 5) ; 54°54′50.92″N 3°17′15.88″W / 54.9141444°N 3.2877444°W / 54.9141444; -3.2877444 (Anthorn transmitter, Outer Ring Mast 6)
Holme Moss Mast 225 metres (738 ft) 1984 communication Holmfirth, West Yorkshire guyed steel lattice mast 53°31′59.88″N 1°51′29″W / 53.5333000°N 1.85806°W / 53.5333000; -1.85806 (Holme Moss TV Mast) Original 229 m (750 ft) mast built 1951, replaced 1984
Leadenhall Building 225 metres (738 ft) 2014 office City of London skyscraper 51°30′49.68″N 0°4′55.56″W / 51.5138000°N 0.0821000°W / 51.5138000; -0.0821000 (122 Leadenhall Street)
Crystal Palace Tower 219 metres (719 ft) 1950 communication Norwood, London lattice tower 51°25′27.05″N 0°4′29.88″W / 51.4241806°N 0.0749667°W / 51.4241806; -0.0749667 (Crystal Palace Tower)
Pembroke Power Station 217.3 metres (713 ft) 1973 chimney Pembroke, Pembrokeshire concrete tower 51°41′8″N 4°59′21.17″W / 51.68556°N 4.9892139°W / 51.68556; -4.9892139 (Pembroke Power Station Chimney) demolished in 2000
Littlebrook "D" Power Station 215 metres (705 ft) 1981 chimney Dartford, Kent concrete tower 51°28′0.8″N 0°14′31.03″E / 51.466889°N 0.2419528°E / 51.466889; 0.2419528 (Littlebrook Power Station Chimney)
Criggion VLF Transmitter 213.4 metres (700 ft) 1943 communication Criggion guyed steel lattice mast 52°43′21″N 3°3′46″W / 52.72250°N 3.06278°W / 52.72250; -3.06278 (Criggion VLF Transmitter ( destroyed)) 3 masts, demolished in August 2003
Droitwich Mast 1 213.4 metres (700 ft) 1934 communication Droitwich, Worcestershire guyed steel lattice mast 52°17′46.9″N 2°6′24.32″W / 52.296361°N 2.1067556°W / 52.296361; -2.1067556 (Droitwich Mast 1) Consists of two masts of the same height
Droitwich Mast 2 213.4 metres (700 ft) 1934 communication Droitwich, Worcestershire guyed steel lattice mast 52°17′40.4″N 2°6′20.62″W / 52.294556°N 2.1057278°W / 52.294556; -2.1057278 (Droitwich Mast 2)
Tacolneston Mast (replacement) 206.1 metres (676 ft) 2009 communication Tacolneston, Norfolk guyed steel lattice mast 52°31′4″N 1°8′20″E / 52.51778°N 1.13889°E / 52.51778; 1.13889 (Tacolneston TV Mast) Built to replace the 165m mast, ready for Digital Switchover in 2011. Mast construction started on 28 September 2009, and took 5 weeks to build.
Ironbridge Power Station 205 metres (673 ft) 1970 chimney Telford, Shropshire concrete tower 52°37′47.6″N 2°30′48″W / 52.629889°N 2.51333°W / 52.629889; -2.51333 (Ironbridge Power Station Chimney) Also known as Buildwas Power Station
Fiddlers Ferry Power Station 200 metres (656 ft) 1971 chimney Warrington, Cheshire concrete tower 53°22′22.2″N 2°41′8.85″W / 53.372833°N 2.6857917°W / 53.372833; -2.6857917 (Fiddlers Ferry Power Station Chimney)
West Burton Power Station 200 metres (656 ft) 1968 chimney West Burton concrete tower 53°21′44.42″N 0°48′47.09″W / 53.3623389°N 0.8130806°W / 53.3623389; -0.8130806 (West Burton Power Station Chimney) ; 53°21′46.83″N 0°48′38.83″W / 53.3630083°N 0.8107861°W / 53.3630083; -0.8107861 (West Burton Power Station Chimney)
Eggborough Power Station 200 metres (656 ft) 1966 chimney Eggborough, North Yorkshire concrete tower 53°42′42.4″N 1°7′30.85″W / 53.711778°N 1.1252361°W / 53.711778; -1.1252361 (Eggborough Power Station Chimney)

Structures 150 to 200 metres tall[edit]

Name Pinnacle height Year Primary Use Town Construction Type Coordinates Remarks
Citigroup Centre 199.5 metres (655 ft) 2001 office Canary Wharf, London skyscraper 51°30′14.26″N 0°1′4.37″W / 51.5039611°N 0.0178806°W / 51.5039611; -0.0178806 (Canary Wharf)
HSBC Tower 199.5 metres (655 ft) 2002 office Canary Wharf, London skyscraper 51°30′19.5″N 0°1′2.72″W / 51.505417°N 0.0174222°W / 51.505417; -0.0174222 (HSBC Tower)
Didcot A Power Station 199.5 metres (655 ft) 1972 chimney Didcot, Oxfordshire concrete tower 51°37′20.17″N 1°15′39.02″W / 51.6222694°N 1.2608389°W / 51.6222694; -1.2608389 (Didcot A Power Station Chimney)
Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power Station 199 metres (653 ft) 1968 chimney Kegworth, Nottinghamshire concrete tower 52°52′1.11″N 1°15′23.93″W / 52.8669750°N 1.2566472°W / 52.8669750; -1.2566472 (Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power Station Chimney)
Cottam Power Station 198 metres (650 ft) 1969 chimney Retford, Nottinghamshire concrete tower 53°18′17.2″N 0°46′53.96″W / 53.304778°N 0.7816556°W / 53.304778; -0.7816556 (Cottam Power Station Chimney)
Eggborough Power Station 198 metres (650 ft) 1968 chimney Pontefract, West Yorkshire concrete tower 53°42′42.41″N 1°7′30.87″W / 53.7117806°N 1.1252417°W / 53.7117806; -1.1252417 (Eggborough Power Station Chimney)
Kilroot power station 198 metres (650 ft) 1981 chimney Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland concrete tower 54°43′28.25″N 5°46′2.15″W / 54.7245139°N 5.7672639°W / 54.7245139; -5.7672639 (Kilroot power station)
Fawley Power Station 198 metres (650 ft) 1969 chimney Fawley, Hampshire concrete tower 50°49′3.66″N 1°19′45.14″W / 50.8176833°N 1.3292056°W / 50.8176833; -1.3292056 (Fawley Power Station Chimney)
Ferrybridge "C" Power Station 198 metres (650 ft) 1966 chimney Pontefract, West Yorkshire concrete tower 53°42′57.07″N 1°16′47.78″W / 53.7158528°N 1.2799389°W / 53.7158528; -1.2799389 (Ferrybridge Power Station, Chimney1) ; 53°42′55.45″N 1°16′52.34″W / 53.7154028°N 1.2812056°W / 53.7154028; -1.2812056 (Ferrybridge Power Station, Chimney2) Twin chimneys
Kingsnorth Power Station 198 metres (650 ft) 1970 chimney Rochester, Kent concrete tower 51°25′6.25″N 0°36′13.79″E / 51.4184028°N 0.6038306°E / 51.4184028; 0.6038306 (Kingsnorth Power Station Chimney)
North Hessary Tor Mast 196.0 metres (643 ft) 1955 communication Princetown, Devon guyed steel lattice mast 50°33′0.84″N 4°0′29.9″W / 50.5502333°N 4.008306°W / 50.5502333; -4.008306 (North Hessary Tor Mast)
Samsung Heavy Industries 7 MW wind turbine prototype 196.0 metres (643 ft) 2014 wind turbine Methil, Fife tower  ?
380kV Thames Crossing 190 metres (623 ft) electricity pylon River Thames, Swanscombe lattice tower 51°28′3.73″N 0°17′15.86″W / 51.4677028°N 0.2877389°W / 51.4677028; -0.2877389 (380kV Thames Crossing, Tower North) ; 51°27′43.77″N 0°18′19.33″W / 51.4621583°N 0.3053694°W / 51.4621583; -0.3053694 (380kV Thames Crossing, Tower South) consists of two equal height pylons, one on either bank of the River Thames
BT Tower 188.4 metres (618 ft) 1964 communication Marylebone, London concrete tower 51°31′17.4″N 0°8′20.04″W / 51.521500°N 0.1389000°W / 51.521500; -0.1389000 (BT Tower London)
Rowridge transmitting station, new mast 187 metres (614 ft) 2009 communication Rowridge guyed steel lattice mast
Kirk o'Shotts Mast 183 metres (600 ft) 1952 communication Motherwell, North Lanarkshire guyed steel lattice mast 55°51′9.92″N 3°49′33.81″W / 55.8527556°N 3.8260583°W / 55.8527556; -3.8260583 (Kirk o'Shotts Mast) original height 228.6 metres ( 750 ft)
Masts of RNAS Inskip 183 metres (600 ft)  ? communication Inskip, Lancashire guyed steel lattice mast 53°49′46.51″N 2°49′48.65″W / 53.8295861°N 2.8301806°W / 53.8295861; -2.8301806 (RNAS Inskip, Mast 1) ; 53°49′48.26″N 2°50′3.37″W / 53.8300722°N 2.8342694°W / 53.8300722; -2.8342694 (RNAS Inskip, Mast 2) ; 53°49′54.06″N 2°50′14.65″W / 53.8316833°N 2.8374028°W / 53.8316833; -2.8374028 (RNAS Inskip, Mast 3) ; 53°49′45.37″N 2°50′17.54″W / 53.8292694°N 2.8382056°W / 53.8292694; -2.8382056 (RNAS Inskip, Mast 4)
Stirling Transmitting Station 183 metres (600 ft) communication Stirling guyed mast 56°04′17.65″N 4°03′37.41″W / 56.0715694°N 4.0603917°W / 56.0715694; -4.0603917 (Stirling Transmitting Station) used for DECTRA-Navigation
Kidsdale Transmitting Station 183 metres (600 ft) communication Whithorn guyed mast 54°42′1.66″N 4°25′22.13″W / 54.7004611°N 4.4228139°W / 54.7004611; -4.4228139 (Kidsdale Transmitting Station ( demolished)) used for DECTRA-Navigation, demolished ( when?)
Tower 42 183 metres (600 ft) 1980 office City of London, London skyscraper 51°30′54.89″N 0°5′1.79″W / 51.5152472°N 0.0838306°W / 51.5152472; -0.0838306 (Tower 42) Previously known as "The Nat West Tower"
Rugeley Power Station 183 metres (600 ft)  ? chimney Rugeley concrete tower 52°45′29.79″N 1°55′8.51″W / 52.7582750°N 1.9190306°W / 52.7582750; -1.9190306 (Rugeley Power Station Chimney)
Longannet Power Station 183 metres (600 ft)  ? chimney Longannet concrete tower 56°02′54.86″N 3°40′57.24″W / 56.0485722°N 3.6825667°W / 56.0485722; -3.6825667 (Longannet Power Station Chimney)
30 St Mary Axe 179.8 metres (590 ft) 2004 office City of London, London skyscraper 51°30′51.9″N 0°4′49.21″W / 51.514417°N 0.0803361°W / 51.514417; -0.0803361 (30 St Mary Axe) Also known as "The Gherkin" and "Swiss Re Centre"
Wrotham Mast 176.6 metres (579 ft) 1981 communication Wrotham, Kent guyed steel lattice mast 51°19′14.52″N 0°17′15.87″E / 51.3207000°N 0.2877417°E / 51.3207000; 0.2877417 (Wrotham Mast) Carried first broadcasts of VHF FM radio in the UK. Replaced equal height mast on same site built in 1951
Redruth Mast 173 metres (568 ft) 1962 communication Redruth, Cornwall guyed steel lattice mast 50°12′35.4″N 5°14′18.33″W / 50.209833°N 5.2384250°W / 50.209833; -5.2384250 (Redruth Mast)
Rowridge Mast 172 metres (564 ft) 2010 communication Newport, Isle of Wight guyed steel lattice mast 50°40′35″N 1°22′7″W / 50.67639°N 1.36861°W / 50.67639; -1.36861 (Rowridge Mast) Replacement to original 149.6 metres (491 ft) mast
Spinnaker Tower 170 metres (558 ft) 2005 observation Portsmouth, Hampshire concrete tower 50°47′44.22″N 1°6′30.86″W / 50.7956167°N 1.1085722°W / 50.7956167; -1.1085722 (Spinnaker Tower) Tallest structure in UK open to public outside London (though not to its pinnacle)
Blyth B Power Station 170 metres (558 ft) 1962 chimneys Blyth, Northumberland concrete tower 55°8′33″N 1°31′39″W / 55.14250°N 1.52750°W / 55.14250; -1.52750 (Blyth B Power Station) Twin chimneys, demolished in 2003
Oxford Mast 169.0 metres (554 ft)[1] 1968 communication Oxford, Oxfordshire guyed steel lattice mast 51°47′26.28″N 1°10′44.85″W / 51.7906333°N 1.1791250°W / 51.7906333; -1.1791250 (Oxford Mast)
Beetham Tower (Manchester) 168.9 metres (554 ft) 2006 residential Manchester, Greater Manchester skyscraper 53°28′31.63″N 2°15′0.79″W / 53.4754528°N 2.2502194°W / 53.4754528; -2.2502194 (Beetham Tower Manchester) Tallest residential building in UK, tallest building in the UK outside of London
Also known as "Hilton Tower" and "301 Deansgate"
Broadgate Tower 165.0 metres (541 ft) 2008 office City of London, London skyscraper 51°31′15.84″N 0°4′46.32″W / 51.5210667°N 0.0795333°W / 51.5210667; -0.0795333 (Broadgate Tower)
Tacolneston Mast 165.0 metres (541 ft) 1956 communication Norwich, Norfolk guyed steel lattice mast 52°31′3.89″N 1°8′19.38″E / 52.5177472°N 1.1387167°E / 52.5177472; 1.1387167 (Tacolneston Mast) To be replaced by 206.1 metres (676 ft) mast by 2011
Ridge Hill Mast 164.6 metres (540 ft) 1968 communication Ledbury, Herefordshire guyed steel lattice mast 51°59′50.89″N 2°32′23.51″W / 51.9974694°N 2.5398639°W / 51.9974694; -2.5398639 (Ridge Hill Mast)
Huntshaw Cross Mast 163.7 metres (537 ft) communication Great Torrington, Devon guyed steel lattice mast 50°58′45.48″N 4°5′55.49″W / 50.9793000°N 4.0987472°W / 50.9793000; -4.0987472 (Huntshaw Cross Mast)
Sudbury A Mast 163 metres (535 ft) [2] communication Sudbury, Suffolk guyed steel lattice mast 52°0′15.54″N 0°47′9.08″E / 52.0043167°N 0.7858556°E / 52.0043167; 0.7858556 (Sudbury A Mast)
Eitshal Mast 161.3 metres (529 ft) 1976 communication Stornoway, Isle of Lewis guyed steel lattice mast 58°10′45.11″N 6°35′6.52″W / 58.1791972°N 6.5851444°W / 58.1791972; -6.5851444 (Eitshal Mast)
Chatton Mast 161.0 metres (528 ft)[3] communication Alnwick, Northumberland guyed steel lattice mast 55°31′54.98″N 1°50′3.01″W / 55.5319389°N 1.8341694°W / 55.5319389; -1.8341694 (Chatton Mast)
Blackpool Tower 158 metres (518 ft) 1894 observation Blackpool, Lancashire lattice tower 53°48′57.09″N 3°3′18.44″W / 53.8158583°N 3.0551222°W / 53.8158583; -3.0551222 (Blackpool Tower)
Moorside Edge
Mast 1
158 metres (518 ft) 1982 communication Huddersfield, West Yorkshire guyed steel lattice mast 53°38′9.15″N 1°53′41.67″W / 53.6358750°N 1.8949083°W / 53.6358750; -1.8949083 (Moorside Edge transmitting station, Mast 1) Consists of two masts of the same height
Moorside Edge
Mast 2
158 metres (518 ft) 1982 communication Huddersfield, West Yorkshire guyed steel lattice mast 53°38′5.39″N 1°53′38.1″W / 53.6348306°N 1.893917°W / 53.6348306; -1.893917 (Moorside Edge transmitting station, Mast 2)
Forth Road Bridge 156 metres (512 ft) 1964 bridge Firth of Forth, East Scotland steel tower 56°0′21.74″N 3°24′14.33″W / 56.0060389°N 3.4039806°W / 56.0060389; -3.4039806 (Forth Road Bridge) ; 55°59′48.91″N 3°24′15.67″W / 55.9969194°N 3.4043528°W / 55.9969194; -3.4043528 (Forth Road Bridge)
One Churchill Place 156 metres (512 ft) 2004 office Canary Wharf, London skyscraper 51°30′18.47″N 0°0′51.62″W / 51.5051306°N 0.0143389°W / 51.5051306; -0.0143389 (One Churchill Place)
Humber Bridge 155.5 metres (510 ft) bridge River Humber, Yorkshire/Lincolnshire concrete towers 53°42′51.49″N 0°27′2.19″W / 53.7143028°N 0.4506083°W / 53.7143028; -0.4506083 (Humber Bridge) ; 53°42′5.98″N 0°26′58.42″W / 53.7016611°N 0.4495611°W / 53.7016611; -0.4495611 (Humber Bridge)
Haverfordwest Mast 154.4 metres (507 ft) communication Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire guyed steel lattice mast 51°53′57.11″N 4°51′59.13″W / 51.8991972°N 4.8664250°W / 51.8991972; -4.8664250 (Haverfordwest Mast)
Manningtree Mast 154.4 metres (507 ft) communication Manningtree, Essex guyed steel lattice mast 51°55′26.1″N 1°5′9.74″E / 51.923917°N 1.0860389°E / 51.923917; 1.0860389 (Manningtree Mast)
Burghead transmitter, Large Mediumwave Mast 154.2 metres (506 ft) 1936 communication Burghead, Moray guyed steel lattice mast 57°41′53.04″N 3°28′11.19″W / 57.6980667°N 3.4697750°W / 57.6980667; -3.4697750 (Burghead transmitter, Large Mediumwave Mast) insulated against ground
Peterborough Mast 153.9 metres (505 ft) 2006 communication Morborne, Cambridgeshire guyed steel lattice mast 52°30′27.59″N 0°20′35.48″W / 52.5076639°N 0.3431889°W / 52.5076639; -0.3431889 (Peterborough Mast) Original mast was built in 1959 but was destroyed by fire in 2004
400kV Forth Crossing, Tower South 153.9 metres (505 ft) electricity pylon Airth lattice tower 56°04′4.42″N 3°44′52.65″W / 56.0678944°N 3.7479583°W / 56.0678944; -3.7479583 (380kV Forth Crossing, Tower South)
Burghead transmitter, Longwave Mast 153.6 metres (504 ft) 1936 communication Burghead, Moray guyed steel lattice mast 57°41′57.9″N 3°28′4.78″W / 57.699417°N 3.4679944°W / 57.699417; -3.4679944 (Burghead transmitter, Longwave Mast) insulated against ground
25 Bank Street 153 metres (502 ft) 2003 office Canary Wharf, London skyscraper 51°30′11.55″N 0°1′15.42″W / 51.5032083°N 0.0209500°W / 51.5032083; -0.0209500 (25 Bank Street)
40 Bank Street 153 metres (502 ft) 2003 office Canary Wharf, London skyscraper 51°30′9.44″N 0°1′10.58″W / 51.5026222°N 0.0196056°W / 51.5026222; -0.0196056 (40 Bank Street)
Sandale Mast 153 metres (502 ft) 1957 communication Wigton, Cumbria guyed steel lattice mast 54°44′56.94″N 3°8′26.64″W / 54.7491500°N 3.1407333°W / 54.7491500; -3.1407333 (Sandale Mast)
Croydon Tower 152.6 metres (501 ft) 1962 communication Norwood, London lattice tower 51°24′35.4″N 0°5′8.58″W / 51.409833°N 0.0857167°W / 51.409833; -0.0857167 (Croydon Tower) Original 61 m (200 ft) tower built 1955, replaced 1962
Darvel Mast 152.4 metres (500 ft) communication Darvel, East Ayrshire guyed steel lattice mast 55°34′45.97″N 4°17′23.19″W / 55.5794361°N 4.2897750°W / 55.5794361; -4.2897750 (Darvel Mast)
Forfar Mast 152.4 metres (500 ft) communication Forfar, Angus guyed steel lattice mast 56°33′26.24″N 2°50′36.66″W / 56.5572889°N 2.8435167°W / 56.5572889; -2.8435167 (Forfar Mast)
Membury Mast 152.4 metres (500 ft) 1965 communication Hungerford, Berkshire guyed steel lattice mast 51°29′5.64″N 1°33′31.85″W / 51.4849000°N 1.5588472°W / 51.4849000; -1.5588472 (Membury Mast)
Washford transmitting station 152 metres (499 ft) 1933 communication Washford, Somerset guyed steel lattice mast 51°09′40.22″N 3°20′56.64″W / 51.1611722°N 3.3490667°W / 51.1611722; -3.3490667 (Washford transmitting station, Mast 1) ; 51°09′41.78″N 3°20′48.85″W / 51.1616056°N 3.3469028°W / 51.1616056; -3.3469028 (Washford transmitting station, Mast 2)
BT Tower (Birmingham) 152 metres (499 ft) 1965 communication Birmingham, West Midlands concrete tower 52°29′0.68″N 1°54′15.4″W / 52.4835222°N 1.904278°W / 52.4835222; -1.904278 (BT Tower Birmingham)
Westerglen Mast 152 metres (499 ft) 1980 communication Falkirk, Stirlingshire guyed steel lattice mast 55°58′33″N 3°48′58.8″W / 55.97583°N 3.816333°W / 55.97583; -3.816333 (Westerglen Mast)
Carmel Mast 151.9 metres (498 ft) communication Cross Hands, Carmarthenshire guyed steel lattice mast 51°49′6.65″N 4°4′2.73″W / 51.8185139°N 4.0674250°W / 51.8185139; -4.0674250 (Carmel Mast)
Hannington Mast 151.9 metres (498 ft) 1969 communication Hannington, Hampshire guyed steel lattice mast 51°18′28.73″N 1°14′40.99″W / 51.3079806°N 1.2447194°W / 51.3079806; -1.2447194 (Hannington Mast)
10 Upper Bank Street 151 metres (495 ft) 2003 office Canary Wharf, London skyscraper 51°30′10.64″N 0°1′0.43″W / 51.5029556°N 0.0167861°W / 51.5029556; -0.0167861 (10 Upper Bank Street)
Blaenplwyf Mast 150.5 metres (494 ft) communication Aberystwyth, Ceredigion guyed steel lattice mast 52°21′38.46″N 4°6′9″W / 52.3606833°N 4.10250°W / 52.3606833; -4.10250 (Blaenplwyf Mast)

Other notable tall structures[edit]

A separate list also exists for the tallest of each architectural example or class.

The Glen Pean powerline span reaches a maximum ground height of 439.8 metres (1443 ft). It would be the highest span in Europe.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.southoxon.gov.uk/ccm/planning/ApplicationDetails.jsp?REF=P99/N0820 South Oxfordshire CC planning application
  2. ^ http://planning.babergh.gov.uk/doldp/32619_1.pdf Babergh Council planning application
  3. ^ planning application 09/B/0409 Berwick Upon Tweed Council website
  4. ^ "25 tallest clock towers/government structures/palaces". Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. January 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-09. 
  5. ^ "Monument". www.cityoflondon.gov.uk. City of London. 2009-04-28. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 
  6. ^ [1]

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