'Tinode 1' : Standing Stone

Grid RefO 013 197
Longitude6° 28' 59.88" W
Latitude53° 13' 5.05" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownBlessington (6.6 Km)
OS Sheet56
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192

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Tinode 2 - Standing Stone
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Visit Notes

Sunday, 15th December 2002

These stones are ones that I have known about for some time, but they have only just appeared on the 2nd edition OS maps, so I thought I'd check them out. This is the easternmost stone of the two and is not as close to the road as it appears on the map, you have to wander up the hill a little to get to it.

Like the other stone here, it is 1.3m tall and tapers to a point when viewed from one side, so it is like a door wedge standing up. I was not at all convinced about their antiquity at first but rooting around in the longer grass revealed several lumps of quartz used as packing around the base of this one.

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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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