Kingston : Standing Stone

Grid RefT 191 849
Longitude6° 13' 47.23" W
Latitude52° 54' 6.48" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownRathdrum (3.4 Km)
OS Sheet62
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 28th October 2001

This medium sized stone sits alongside the driveway to Kingston House, about 40m from the road and 100m from a nearby stream. It was hard to get any information regarding the size and shape from the gateway and too early on a Sunday morning to knocking on doors.

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Sunday, 6th January 2002

While I was passing fairly close I decided to take some better pictures of this pointed stone. I managed to get level with the stone, thus being able to see that it is only about 20-25 cmthick.

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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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