Clone : Church

Grid RefT 014 473
GPST 01433 47324 (3m)
Longitude6° 30' 13.94" W
Latitude52° 34' 4.23" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownFerns (2.5 Km)
OS Sheet69
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

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Visit Notes

Sunday, 9th December 2007

I think this would have been a very pretty Romanesque church once upon a time, but sadly it has been robbed and raided over the years and only a small amount of decoration remains. The only in situ decoration is on the door jambs, which consists of a herringbone type pattern up a column either side of the door.

Above the new (and horrible) concrete lintel over the doorway there is a nice collection of heads mounted into the wall. These include monsters and people, one of which looks like a king or 'de-mitred' bishop. To one side of these there is a very interesting beastie carved in relief.

To one side of the door there is a nice cross-slab and around the side of the church there is a nice sundial.

The poor preservation of this site should not put any off visiting this lovely site. The church is located in a fantastic position among rolling fields and seems miles from anywhere, despite being over the road from Clone House.

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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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