Govan Old Church
866 Govan Road, G51 3UU
1888, Robert Rowand Anderson (Cat A)
Govan Old churchyard is one of the oldest places of Christian worship in Scotland, with archaeological investigation uncovering burials dating back to the 5th century. Make a digital visit to Govan Old to discover not only a stunning A-listed Victorian church but also a unique collection of Viking-age sculptured stones, carved over a thousand years ago to commemorate the power of those who ruled the Kingdom of Strathclyde. View the collection’s outstanding piece – the Govan Sarcophagus, as well as the largest hogback stones in Britain. Govan Old transports us to a moment in history when Govan was the seat of kings, when pilgrims prayed at the tombs of saints, and when Viking warriors conquered throughout the islands of Britain. Join our Trustees for an exploration of Govan Old Church and its magnificent collection of Viking-age carved stones.
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