The University of Huddersfield is both proud and delighted to take part in the Framing the Landscape initiative. Working with Ashley Jackson to create the frames has been an exciting venture to create a lasting legacy within the beautiful countryside that surrounds us – and will enthuse a new generation of artists, environmental scientists, designers, photographers and engineers.
Professor Bob Cryan, the University’s Vice-Chancellor says: “In addition to helping with this project from the outset, I am delighted that the University has been given the opportunity to be the sponsor of the frame at Holme Moss. This is another of Yorkshire’s most beautiful locations. I am sure that the frame will inspire everyone who visits this wonderful place.
“We will be working with Ashley Jackson to invite groups of school children to visit this location, and take part in workshops with him. The University is committed to undertaking innovative and inspiring work – two things that this project personifies.”
Geoff Lomas, Catchment and Recreation Manager at Yorkshire Water, said: “As the second largest landowner in the region with 80,000 acres of land, and a lot of our land comprising of moors, we are committed to ensuring that it is accessible and enjoyable for visitors. Holme Moss is a beautiful spot and we are excited to be involved in this project which will ensure that interest and appreciation of the site continues and caters for digital enthusiasts.”
Historical facts about Holme Moss Transmitter
High on the moors, 1,750 feat above sea level, nine miles south-west of Huddersfield lies Holme Moss, the bleak site of the B.B.C.’s Northern Television Transmitter Station.
At the head of the 750 feet mast designed and erected on this site by British Insulated Callender’s Construction Co. Ltd. to B.B.C. specification. is the television aerial – 2,500 feet above the sea. Holme Moss is the most powerful television station in the world. and brings television within the reach of eleven million people in northern England. (Construction Bulletin no. 5, dated September 1951 and published by British Insulated Callender’s Construction Company Ltd., the contractors responsible for the building of the Holme Moss mast).
The present transmitter was erected in 1984 and is a “guyed mast” structure which is 228m in height ,combined with its elevated site, it gives Holme Moss an overall aerial height of 758m (a.g.l) above sea level possibly the highest in the country. In fact such is the altitude of the site that the transmitter can actually be seen from both sides of the Pennines