Westown North : Barrow

Grid RefO 122 602
GPSO 12166 60209 (8m)
Longitude6° 18' 22.65" W
Latitude53° 34' 47.09" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownGarristown (5.2 Km)
OS Sheet43
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 14th May 2006

This barrow is in very good condition and is well maintained by the landowner, who for insurance purposes doesn't normally allow access to the site.

When viewed from the road it appears to be massive, but this is because it is built on the top of a spur of land that projects from the ridge behind it. The mound is stepped with the lower layer 1.5m high and 20m in diameter. The upper level is 1.5m high and about 8m in diameter.

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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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