Norse Influence at Govan on the Firth of Clyde, Scotland

Driscoll, S. and Owen, O. (2011) Norse Influence at Govan on the Firth of Clyde, Scotland. In: Sigmundsson, S. (ed.) Viking Settlements and Viking Society: Papers from the Proceedings of the Sixteenth Viking Congress, Reykjavík and Reykholt, 16-23 August 2009. University of Iceland Press: Reykjavik, pp. 335-348. ISBN 9789979549239

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This paper summarises the evidence for Norse influence at Govan. Govan is now part of the city of Glasgow and is perhaps best known for its world-famous shipyards. At its heart survives a fine 19th-century church within a pear-shaped graveyard, which has produced a rich collection of carved stones from the 10th and 11th centuries. These include five hogback tombstones, strongly suggesting Norse influence at this early medieval ecclesiastical, royal and administrative centre. recent analysis of cartographic and historical sources, together with trial excavations, has begun to shed further light on the place of Govan in the Norse world.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Driscoll, Professor Stephen
Authors: Driscoll, S., and Owen, O.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Archaeology
Publisher:University of Iceland Press
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