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The Hogback Stone, Lempitlaw Churchyard, Scottish Borders
The Hogback Stone, Lempitlaw Churchyard

Lempitlaw Old Parish Churchyard

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Description: The site of the former 13th century parish church can still be made out as a turf-covered two cell structure close to the centre of the churchyard. The smaller of the two cells represents the former chancel, where the priest officiated, and inside is a well preserved hogback tombstone.
Scandinavian settlers developed this rare form of burial monument in the 10th 12th century. Also present are some excellent examples of carved gravestones, including one with a griffin.

Ownership: Church of Scotland

Situation OS ref: NT 786 326

How to get there:
By car: In the village of Lempitlaw signposted off the B6396, which branches from the B6352, Kelso to Yetholm road south of Kelso at Proctor's Smiddy.

By public transport:
Regular service, morning and afternoon, on schooldays only, from Kelso

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Lempitlaw Old Parish Churchyard, Scotland