Cregg : Standing Stone

Grid RefC 528 081
Longitude7° 10' 35.47" W
Latitude54° 55' 3.75" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownClaudy (1.7 Km)
OS Sheet7
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 28th July 2002

My favourite standing stone of all is the Glencullen standing stone in county Dublin, because it is a lovely quartzite pillar 1.7m tall. Well, this stone is not far off being as good! It too is a 1.7m tall quartzite pillar, similarly square in section.

I love quartz anyway, but in this quantity it is sublime! One face of this stone is very red in colour - I'm not sure if this is painted or just from a high iron content.

This one is slightly small in cross section than the Glencullen stone. If you're in the north then head for this stone. It's quite beautiful.

Whilst here we were wondering if these magnificent stones could have been the focal point for a much larger monument.

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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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