'The Milestone' : Standing Stone

Grid RefQ 430 011
GPSQ 42951 01051 (7m)
Longitude10° 17' 39.25" W
Latitude52° 8' 20.74" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownDingle (1.4 Km)
OS Sheet70
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Saturday, 26th May 2007

This is a huge stone that stands over 2.5m tall. It appears even taller, as it is on ground that is 1m above the road in front of it.

It stands in in one corner of the front garden of a house called the Milestone. Its size makes it very hard to miss as you drive by. Milltown is a very busy townland with several other standing stones, some rock art and a stone pair called The Gates of Glory.

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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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