'The Tardree Stone' : Standing Stone

Grid RefJ 196 930
Longitude6° 8' 28.95" W
Latitude54° 46' 14.18" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownKells (6.6 Km)
OS Sheet14
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 27th April 2008

I walked here across the hill from the court tomb (see Browndod (County Antrim)). The stone is 2m tall and built into a field wall. It has a step on one side of it that is similar to many portal stones, but I don't think this is the remains of a portal tomb.

The views to the north are wonderful, but those to the south are blocked by tall trees. The main landscape feature from the site is Big Collin, a dome-like hill.

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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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