'Bellmount Upper - East' : Stone Circle

TownlandBellmount Upper
Grid RefW 430 642
Longitude8° 49' 36.73" W
Latitude51° 49' 38.22" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownCrookstown (1.5 Km)
OS Sheet86
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 23rd June 2002

This was a little axial five stoner, but unfortunately one of the four upright stones is now missing and another one of then leaning to the point of nearly falling over.

At the time of my visit the grass was very long and the small were just peeping out above the grass.

The circle is in an unusual location in a hollow to one side of the hill ridge to the north. Trees and hedges obscure any views that it might once have offered.

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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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