These ten gravestones are thought to date from the 12th to the 17th centuries and are an important part of the history of the Inchinnan area. The four stones with sloping sides and ridged tops may have been Knights Templar stones. The decoration on the stones is worn, but some carved swords, tools and decorative lines are still visible.

In 2017 interpreting digital photographs of the ten ancient stones located at the South side of the church, Megan Kasten discovered that the stone at position No.7 was carved much earlier than originally thought. It possibly commemorated an important person in the Kingdom of Strathclyde. This discovery means that Inchinnan now has four carved stones from the “Govan School”.


See each stone below, including digital photogrammetry renditions, which reveal worn details no longer visible to the naked eye:

Position 1

Position 2

Position 3

Position 4

Position 5

Position 6

Position 7

Position 8

Position 9

Position 10