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Viking Hogback Tombstone Dalserf Scotland

Thursday, March 05, 2009

This morning, I visited the small Clydesdale village of Dalserf. In the snow covered graveyard attached to the 17th C church lies a 'hogback' gravestone which indicates a somewhat surprising Viking presence in this area. Hogbacks date from around the 10th century, although the Dalserf specimen may be 11th century. There are other examples in the West of Scotland, e.g. at Govan and Luss.

The hogback stone at Dalserf was discovered buried by a gravedigger in 1897.

Churchyard view

Video of church and hogback



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