Nurney : Cross

Grid RefS 735 673
GPSS 73457 67303 (3m)
Longitude6° 54' 43.1" W
Latitude52° 45' 6.69" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownLeighlinbridge (4.7 Km)
OS Sheet61
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 11th July 2010

The first cross here is embedded in the ground in front of the modern church in the village. Just the cross head is visible. It is a circle-headed cross and in good light you can see the indentations in the quarters that were carved to look like a ringed high cross.

The second cross is in a field at the rear of the church and is visible over the churchyard wall. You can go around to the farm at the back and ask for access, but there was no one in at the time of my flying visit. This cross is complete. It is set into a uniform cross base and has similar dents carved in the quarters of its cross head. This cross has a raised boss in the centre and you can see vertical lines carved down the length of the shaft along the edges of the west face.

It would be really nice if this cross was moved into the churchyard. Another option would be to put a style in the churchyard wall.

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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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