Goakstown : Standing Stone

Grid RefD 315 107
Longitude5° 56' 54.67" W
Latitude54° 55' 35.56" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownGlenarm (4.6 Km)
OS Sheet9
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 20th July 2003

This low (1.5m tall) standing stone is very square looking. It is placed in some low ground with startling clear views of Slemish (a mountain that was to be a large part of the day for us) to the SSW.

Both Slemish and the nearby wedge tomb ( Goakstown (County Antrim)) do somewhat overshadow this little stone though.

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Sunday, 13th April 2008

It is Slemish that makes this site worth stopping at. Today I walked down the track alongside the field with this stone in to get a side-on view. It's not much different from that angle, to be honest. The heavy farming in this area has taken away any ambience that this stone may have once had. Luckily the view of Slemish remains.

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About Coordinates Displayed

This is an explanation of (and a bit of a disclaimer for) the coordinates I provide.

Where a GPS figure is given this is the master for all other coordinates. According to my Garmin these are quite accurate.

Where there is no GPS figure the 6 figure grid reference is master for the others. This may not be very accurate as it could have come from the OS maps and could have been read by eye. Consequently, all other cordinates are going to have inaccuracies.

The calculation of Longitude and Latitude uses an algorithm that is not 100% accurate. The long/lat figures are used as a basis for calculating the UTM & ITM coordinates. Consequently, UTM & ITM coordinates are slightly out.

UTM is a global coordinate system - Universal Transverse Mercator - that is at the core of the GPS system.

ITM is the new coordinate system - Irish Transverse Mercator - that is more accurate and more GPS friendly than the Irish Grid Reference system. This will be used on the next generation of Irish OS maps.

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