Govan Old Church

866 Govan Road, Glasgow, G51 3DL
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18 - 19 September 2021

18 September 2021 19 September 2021 Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival
Affectionately called the peoples cathedral, Govan Old Church is one of the
oldest places of worship in the west of Scotland. Archaeological excavations
in the 1990s revealed evidence of burials in the churchyard dating back to 5th
and 6th centuries. Visit Govan Old Church and discover the unique collection
of early medieval stones carved in the 9th – 11th centuries to commemorate the
power of those who ruled the Kingdom of Strathclyde. Comprising one of the
most important collections of early medieval sculpture anywhere on the British
Isles, these monuments include beautifully carved crosses and cross shafts,
and 5 magnificent hogback stones. Enjoy the intricate interlace carving and
warrior figures on the collection’s outstanding piece – the Govan Sarcophagus,
the only one of its kind carved from solid stone from pre-Norman, northern
Britain. Booking is essential - check back on this page on 1 September for the
booking link. Facilities Disabled Access WC
Architect: Robert Rowand Anderson Building Date: 1888

866 Govan Road, Glasgow, G51 3DL

55.8646469, -4.3130171