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List of tallest structures in the United Kingdom

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

Entries in italics denote approximate figures.

Contents

  • Structures taller than 300 metres 1
  • Structures 250 to 300 metres tall 2
  • Structures 200 to 250 metres tall 3
  • Structures 150 to 200 metres tall 4
  • Other notable tall structures 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Structures taller than 300 metres

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 Insulated against ground
Belmont Mast 351.65 metres (1,154 ft) 1965 communication Donington on Bain, Lincolnshire guyed tubular steel mast Originally 1,265', modified height of 1,272 feet (387.7 m) 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 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 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
Arfon Mast 317.4 metres (1,041 ft) 1962 communication Penygroes, Gwynedd guyed steel lattice mast
Winter Hill Mast 315.4 metres (1,035 ft) 1965 communication Bolton, Greater Manchester guyed tubular steel 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 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
The Shard 309.6 metres (1,016 ft) 2012 various Southwark, London skyscraper Tallest building in the European Union
Black Hill Mast 306.6 metres (1,006 ft) 1961 communication Airdrie, North Lanarkshire guyed steel lattice 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
Mendlesham Mast 305.4 metres (1,002 ft) 1959 communication Mendlesham, Suffolk guyed steel lattice 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 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

Structures 250 to 300 metres tall

Name Pinnacle height Year Primary Use Town Construction Type Coordinates Remarks
Crimond Royal Naval Wireless Telegraphy Station 274.3 metres (900 ft) ? communication Crimond, Aberdeenshire guyed steel lattice mast
Sutton Coldfield Mast 270.5 metres (887 ft) 1983 communication Birmingham, West Midlands guyed steel lattice mast Original mast built 1949, replaced 1983
Wenvoe Mast 260.7 metres (855 ft) 1985 communication Vale of Glamorgan guyed steel lattice mast Original mast built 1952, replaced 1985. Extended by 23m with new antenna system (February 2008)
Drax power station 259 metres (850 ft) 1969 chimney Selby, North Yorkshire concrete tower Tallest chimney in UK
Rugby VLF Mast 250 metres (820 ft) 1925 communication Rugby, Warwickshire guyed steel lattice mast ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; 12 guyed masts insulated against ground, demolished in June 2004 and August 2007

Structures 200 to 250 metres tall

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
Mounteagle Mast 243.8 metres (800 ft) 1961 communication Fortrose, Ross-shire guyed steel lattice mast
Dover Mast 243.2 metres (798 ft) 1960 communication Dover, Kent guyed steel lattice mast
Sandy Heath Mast 240.8 metres (790 ft) 1965 communication Sandy, Bedfordshire guyed steel lattice mast
Selkirk Mast 238.8 metres (783 ft) 1961 communication Selkirk, Scottish Borders guyed steel lattice mast
Caradon Hill Mast 237.7 metres (780 ft) 1961 communication Liskeard, Cornwall guyed steel lattice mast
Preseli Mast 235.4 metres (772 ft) 1962 communication Crymych, Pembrokeshire guyed steel lattice mast
One Canada Square 235.1 metres (771 ft) 1991 office Canary Wharf, London skyscraper
Stockland Hill Mast 235.0 metres (771 ft) 1961 communication Honiton, Devon guyed steel lattice mast
Moel-y-Parc Mast 230 metres (755 ft) 1963 communication Caerwys, Flintshire guyed steel lattice mast
Heron Tower 230 metres (755 ft) 2010 office City of London skyscraper
Angus Mast 229.5 metres (753 ft) 1965 communication Dundee, Angus guyed steel lattice mast
Rumster Forest Mast 229.2 metres (752 ft) 1965 communication Wick, Caithness guyed steel lattice mast
Ashkirk Mast 229.1 metres (752 ft) 1963 communication Selkirk, Scottish Borders guyed steel lattice mast
Chillerton Down Mast 228.9 metres (751 ft) 1958 communication Newport, Isle of Wight guyed steel lattice mast
Black Mountain Mast 228.6 metres (750 ft) 1959 communication Belfast, Northern Ireland guyed steel lattice mast
Burnhope Mast 228.6 metres (750 ft) 1958 communication Burnhope, County Durham guyed steel lattice mast
St. Hilary Mast 227.1 metres (745 ft) 1957 communication Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan guyed steel lattice mast
Anthorn radio station 227 metres (745 ft) 1964 communication Anthorn, Cumbria guyed steel lattice mast ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Holme Moss Mast 225 metres (738 ft) 1984 communication Holmfirth, West Yorkshire guyed steel lattice mast
Leadenhall Building 225 metres (738 ft) 2014 office City of London skyscraper
Crystal Palace Tower 219 metres (719 ft) 1950 communication Norwood, London lattice tower
Pembroke Power Station 217.3 metres (713 ft) 1973 chimney Pembroke, Pembrokeshire concrete tower
Littlebrook "D" Power Station 215 metres (705 ft) 1981 chimney Dartford, Kent concrete tower
Criggion VLF Transmitter 213.4 metres (700 ft) 1943 communication Criggion, Powys guyed steel lattice mast
Droitwich Mast 1 213.4 metres (700 ft) 1934 communication Droitwich, Worcestershire guyed steel lattice mast Consists of two masts of the same height
Droitwich Mast 2 213.4 metres (700 ft) 1934 communication Droitwich, Worcestershire guyed steel lattice mast
Tacolneston Mast (replacement) 206.1 metres (676 ft) 2009 communication Tacolneston, Norfolk guyed steel lattice mast
Ironbridge Power Station 205 metres (673 ft) 1970 chimney Telford, Shropshire concrete tower
Fiddlers Ferry Power Station 200 metres (656 ft) 1971 chimney Cuerdley, Cheshire concrete tower
West Burton Power Station 200 metres (656 ft) 1968 chimney West Burton, Nottinghamshire concrete tower ;
Eggborough Power Station 200 metres (656 ft) 1966 chimney Eggborough, North Yorkshire concrete tower

Structures 150 to 200 metres tall

Name Pinnacle height Year Primary Use Town Construction Type Coordinates Remarks
Citigroup Centre 199.5 metres (655 ft) 2001 office Canary Wharf, London skyscraper
HSBC Tower 199.5 metres (655 ft) 2002 office Canary Wharf, London skyscraper
Didcot A Power Station 199.5 metres (655 ft) 1972 chimney Didcot, Oxfordshire concrete tower
Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power Station 199 metres (653 ft) 1968 chimney Kegworth, Nottinghamshire concrete tower
Cottam Power Station 198 metres (650 ft) 1969 chimney Retford, Nottinghamshire concrete tower
Eggborough Power Station 198 metres (650 ft) 1968 chimney Pontefract, West Yorkshire concrete tower
Kilroot power station 198 metres (650 ft) 1981 chimney Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland concrete tower
Fawley Power Station 198 metres (650 ft) 1969 chimney Fawley, Hampshire concrete tower
Ferrybridge "C" Power Station 198 metres (650 ft) 1966 chimney Ferrybridge, West Yorkshire concrete tower ; Twin chimneys
Kingsnorth Power Station 198 metres (650 ft) 1970 chimney Rochester, Kent concrete tower
North Hessary Tor Mast 196.0 metres (643 ft) 1955 communication Princetown, Devon guyed steel lattice mast
Samsung Heavy Industries 7 MW wind turbine prototype 196.0 metres (643 ft) 2014 wind turbine Methil, Fife tower ?
400 kV Thames Crossing 190 metres (623 ft) electricity pylon River Thames, Swanscombe lattice tower ; 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
Rowridge transmitting station, new mast 187 metres (614 ft) 2009 communication Rowridge, Isle of Wight guyed steel lattice mast
Kirk o'Shotts Mast 183 metres (600 ft) 1952 communication Motherwell, North Lanarkshire guyed steel lattice mast Original height 228.6 metres ( 750 ft)
Masts of RNAS Inskip 183 metres (600 ft) ? communication Inskip, Lancashire guyed steel lattice mast ; ; ;
Stirling Transmitting Station 183 metres (600 ft) communication Stirling guyed mast Used for DECTRA-Navigation
Kidsdale Transmitting Station 183 metres (600 ft) communication Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway guyed mast Used for DECTRA-Navigation, demolished ( when?)
Tower 42 183 metres (600 ft) 1980 office City of London skyscraper Previously known as "The Nat West Tower"
Rugeley Power Station 183 metres (600 ft) ? chimney Rugeley, Staffordshire concrete tower
Longannet Power Station 183 metres (600 ft) ? chimney Longannet, Fife concrete tower
30 St Mary Axe 179.8 metres (590 ft) 2004 office City of London skyscraper Also known as "The Gherkin" and "Swiss Re Centre"
Wrotham Mast 176.6 metres (579 ft) 1981 communication Wrotham, Kent guyed steel lattice 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
Rowridge Mast 172 metres (564 ft) 2010 communication Newport, Isle of Wight guyed steel lattice mast Replacement to original 149.6 metres (491 ft) mast
Peterhead Power Station 170.6 metres (560 ft) 1980 chimney Peterhead, Aberdeenshire concrete tower
Spinnaker Tower 170 metres (558 ft) 2005 observation Portsmouth, Hampshire concrete 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 Twin chimneys, demolished in 2003
Oxford Mast 169.0 metres (554 ft)[1] 1968 communication Oxford, Oxfordshire guyed steel lattice mast
Beetham Tower (Manchester) 168.9 metres (554 ft) 2006 residential Manchester, Greater Manchester skyscraper Tallest residential building in UK, tallest building in the UK outside of London
Also known as "Hilton Tower"
Broadgate Tower 165.0 metres (541 ft) 2008 office City of London skyscraper
Tacolneston Mast 165.0 metres (541 ft) 1956 communication Norwich, Norfolk guyed steel lattice 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
Huntshaw Cross Mast 163.7 metres (537 ft) communication Great Torrington, Devon guyed steel lattice mast
Sudbury A Mast 163 metres (535 ft) [2] communication Sudbury, Suffolk guyed steel lattice mast
Eitshal Mast 161.3 metres (529 ft) 1976 communication Stornoway, Isle of Lewis guyed steel lattice mast
Chatton Mast 161.0 metres (528 ft)[3] communication Alnwick, Northumberland guyed steel lattice mast
Aberthaw Power Station 160 metres (525 ft) 1971 chimney Gileston, Vale of Glamorgan concrete tower
Blackpool Tower 158 metres (518 ft) 1894 observation Blackpool, Lancashire lattice tower
Moorside Edge
Mast 1
158 metres (518 ft) 1982 communication Huddersfield, West Yorkshire guyed steel lattice mast 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
Forth Road Bridge 156 metres (512 ft) 1964 bridge Firth of Forth, East Scotland steel tower ;
One Churchill Place 156 metres (512 ft) 2004 office Canary Wharf, London skyscraper
Humber Bridge 155.5 metres (510 ft) bridge River Humber, Yorkshire/Lincolnshire concrete towers ;
Haverfordwest Mast 154.4 metres (507 ft) communication Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire guyed steel lattice mast
Manningtree Mast 154.4 metres (507 ft) communication Manningtree, Essex guyed steel lattice mast
Burghead transmitter, Large Mediumwave Mast 154.2 metres (506 ft) 1936 communication Burghead, Moray guyed steel lattice mast Insulated against ground
Peterborough Mast 153.9 metres (505 ft) 2006 communication Morborne, Cambridgeshire guyed steel lattice mast Original mast was built in 1959 but was destroyed by fire in 2004
400 kV Forth Crossing, Tower South 153.9 metres (505 ft) electricity pylon Airth, Falkirk lattice tower
Burghead transmitter, Longwave Mast 153.6 metres (504 ft) 1936 communication Burghead, Moray guyed steel lattice mast insulated against ground
25 Bank Street 153 metres (502 ft) 2003 office Canary Wharf, London skyscraper
40 Bank Street 153 metres (502 ft) 2003 office Canary Wharf, London skyscraper
Sandale Mast 153 metres (502 ft) 1957 communication Wigton, Cumbria guyed steel lattice mast
Croydon Tower 152.6 metres (501 ft) 1962 communication Norwood, London lattice 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
Forfar Mast 152.4 metres (500 ft) communication Forfar, Angus guyed steel lattice mast
Membury Mast 152.4 metres (500 ft) 1965 communication Hungerford, Berkshire guyed steel lattice mast
Washford transmitting station 152 metres (499 ft) 1933 communication Washford, Somerset guyed steel lattice mast ;
BT Tower (Birmingham) 152 metres (499 ft) 1965 communication Birmingham, West Midlands concrete tower
Cockenzie Power Station 152 metres (499 ft) 1966 chimney Cockenzie, East Lothian concrete tower ;
Westerglen Mast 152 metres (499 ft) 1980 communication Falkirk, Stirlingshire guyed steel lattice mast
Carmel Mast 151.9 metres (498 ft) communication Cross Hands, Carmarthenshire guyed steel lattice mast
Hannington Mast 151.9 metres (498 ft) 1969 communication Hannington, Hampshire guyed steel lattice mast
10 Upper Bank Street 151 metres (495 ft) 2003 office Canary Wharf, London skyscraper
Blaenplwyf Mast 150.5 metres (494 ft) communication Aberystwyth, Ceredigion guyed steel lattice mast

Other notable tall structures

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

References

  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" (PDF). Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. January 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-09. 
  5. ^ "Monument". www.cityoflondon.gov.uk.  
  6. ^ [2]

External links

  • Air-traffic obstacle list of United Kingdom
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