Antynanum : Stone Pair

CountyAntrim
Grid RefD 252 112
Longitude6° 2' 47.47" W
Latitude54° 55' 57.55" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownGlenarm (7.2 Km)
OS Sheet9
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 20th July 2003

The setting for these stones seems as idyllic as you can get in a manmade landscape. They are a male/female pair set in beautiful water meadow next to small lake and unfortunately a drainage ditch, but the latter can be overlooked as it is swampy, overgrown and quite quaint in its own right.

We stood and viewed them from the road above, watching the shadows of the clouds and patches of sunlight scud across the fields giving a selective vibrancy to parts the little valley below.

Getting down to the stones is not all that easy, so with such a splendid vantage point we were happy to zoom in and or take in the whole scene.

The stones are probably around 1.5 to 2m tall. as in most genuine stone pairs, one is tall and more slender while the other is somewhat more 'chubby'.

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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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