Ballygawn : Cairn

CountyAntrim
Grid RefD 338 090
GPSD 33781 08964 (3m)
Longitude5° 54' 49.56" W
Latitude54° 54' 37.27" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownBallygalley (3.6 Km)
OS Sheet9
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 27th January 2008

Across the top of Scawt Hill there are three high spots. Two of these seem to be natural, but the eastmost one is a cairn. The centre has been robbed out leaving a depression in the top of the 10m diameter cairn.

There is a large stone on the top of the remains that may have come from a cist.

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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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