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Photos by Adam Wisher Page last updated: 2017-07-22
Esh County Durham
NGR: NZ198445 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height: 145m      Structure Height: 17m
Digital TV: BBC A: 29 D3&4: 31 BBC B: 37
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Comments: Esh is a relay of Pontop Pike. Pre B700 allocations: 39/42/45.

This is the Esh site in County Durham, it actually sits on the Eastern side of the village of Langley Park, which is the direction in which the transmission logs point.

Esh was originally a BBC landlord site with a 17m wooden pole structure, and entered service on the 16th April 1982. Channel 4 was available from the November 2nd launch later the same year.

The receive array is four stacked logs on Pontop Pike. I'd imagine this set-up is needed because of the obstruction in the way of the hill that the Burnhope mast sits on which can be seen clearly from the site and in my final two photos.

Burnhope from Esh

Burnhope | Pontop Pike

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