Tinshill BT Tower
Tinshill BT Tower viewed from southwest
|Location||Leeds, West Yorkshire|
The Tinshill BT Tower (also known locally as Cookridge Tower) is a 60.96 metres ( 200 ft) tall telecommunication tower located on the east side of Otley Old Road in the north of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It is in an elevated part of Leeds, with its base 192 metres above sea level. It is one of twelve BT towers built of reinforced concrete.
As of 11 February 2016, a crane was on-site removing dishes from the tower, continuing into 12 February.
As of 5 March 2016, all the large microwave dishes have been removed. Ropes and pulleys remain in place, perhaps to remove smaller dishes. The largest dishes down on the ground are around 2m high (i.e. from front to rear).
In 2002, prompted by a request from the local MP, Harold Best, it was the subject of a study by the Health Protection Agency, who concluded that the radio emissions from its various transmitters, were well below levels which might cause a risk to health for people nearby.
- British Telecom microwave network
- Telecommunications towers in the United Kingdom
- Radio masts and towers
- List of towers
- Health Protection Agency NRPB-W23: Non-technical summary. Retrieved 21 June 2009.