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Edrom Parish Church

Hogback Stone (11th Century)

Site Name Edrom Parish Church

Classification Hogback Stone (11th Century)

Canmore ID 96764

Site Number NT85NW 11.03

NGR NT 828 558

NGR Description NT c. 828 558

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Scottish Borders, The
  • Parish Edrom
  • Former Region Borders
  • Former District Berwickshire
  • Former County Berwickshire

Early Medieval Carved Stones Project

Edrom, Berwickshire, hogback gravestone fragment

Measurements: L 0.93m, H 0.15m-0.25m, W 0.20m-0.34m

Stone type: sandstone

Place of discovery: NT 828 558

Present location: lost.

Evidence for discovery: recorded by Richardson in 1906 or 1907 in the hearse-house, but lost by the early 1970s when Lang visited the site.

Present condition:


Beneath a plain moulding are carved three rows of tegulae on one side and four rows on the other.

Date: early eleventh century.

Desk-based information compiled by A Ritchie 2016


Field Visit (7 November 1908)

149. Hog-backed stone, Edrom.

Lying in the hearse-house to the north of the entrance to the churchyard is the half of a hog-backed monument of white sandstone broken and split longitudinally. The fragment measures 3 feet 1 inch, and the stone when complete must have been about 6 feet. On each side appears well-defined scale ornament - three rows on one side and four rows of smaller scales on the other. The dimensions have been: height, 10 inches at the centre of the back and 6 inches at the end; width at centre 13 ½ inches and at end 8 inches. On plan the stone is slightly curved to the side bearing the three rows of scales, and the underside still shows the chisel marks.

See Antiquities, xli. p. 434 (illus.).

RCAHMS 1915, visited 7th November 1908.

OS Map: Ber., xvii. NW.


NT85NW 11.03 c.828 558

A hog-backed tombstone of early 11th century date, now lost, was found in the burial ground about 1907.

(Undated) information in NMRS.


Early Medieval Carved Stones Project


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