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Govan Old Parish Church, Glasgow

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Govan Old Parish Church is the name of the original parish church serving Govan in Glasgow from the 6th century until 2007. In that year, the Church of Scotland united the two Govan congregations with Linthouse and established the parish church at Govan Cross, making Govan Old redundant. Govan Old Church is no longer used for regular Sunday services, but the building remains a place of worship with a daily morning service and is open to visitors in the afternoons. The church dedicated to Saint Constantine of Strathclyde occupies a Scottish Gothic Revival building of national significance (A-Listed by Historic Environment Scotland) within a churchyard designated a Scheduled Ancient Monument (Historic Environment Scotland). The church houses an internationally significant collection of early medieval sculpture known as Govan Stones. All the carved stones come from the churchyard and include interlace-decorated crosses, hogbacks, and burial monuments dating to the 9th - 11th centuries AD. Govan Old and the Govan Stones are open daily between April 1 and October 31 from 1pm-4pm. Admission to the museum is by donation.
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  • Nice small parish church with ancient stones grave markers that were made around the year 7 to 900 A.D.. If your history buff is well worth the time to visit this place the people were very friendly.....  more
    Nice small parish church with ancient stones grave markers that were made around the year 7 to 900 A.D.. If your history buff is well worth the time to visit this place the people were very friendly.....  more »
  • The Govan Stones and Govan Old Parish Church were one of the most fantastic experiences of our trip to Scotland. This is a true hidden gem, and well worth the effort to get out to Govan to see it... 
    The Govan Stones and Govan Old Parish Church were one of the most fantastic experiences of our trip to Scotland. This is a true hidden gem, and well worth the effort to get out to Govan to see it...  more »
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  • I love the history of Govan Old Parish Church, the dates on lots of the Gravestones are from hundreds of years ago and the ancient stones they have in the Church are just amazing. Its great to go into the Church, its such a beautiful place, makes me so happy we have all this history on our doorstep, I've took my grankids to Open Days in it, they also loved seeing the old stones too. Great place
  • Any one interested in Welsh, Scottish and Viking history should visit this place. It remarkably stood surrounded by ship yards holding on to it's great historical treasures and is now unearthing even more. A church has been here since the fifth century and long may it go on. Make sure you use one of the guides their fantastic.

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