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Glasgow University Library Special Collections, Govan Kirkyard

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Hogback gravestone

Two views of a hogback gravestone (no 11) discovered at Govan Old Parish Church.

There are representations of animals confronting one another at each end of the stone. The worn area in the middle is believed to be the result of its use as a whetstone, perhaps to sharpen a scythe for cutting the grass in the church graveyard.

Reference: Glasgow University Library, Sp Coll Mu25 - x.6

Glasgow University Library, Special Collections

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Govan Old Parish Church, hogback gravestones, hogbacks



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