Monument record MDR4335 - Hogback gravestone (approximate location of), St Wystan's churchyard, Repton

Type and Period (1)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

SK 30 27 Lost. It was drawn by Cutts about 1849 but recorded as lost by Collingwood in 1909. Large hogback fragment: Type XI. The top was broken away. There were three rows of Type 2b tegulae. perhaps with an incised line between each row. A plain moulding represented the eaves below which was scroll and pellet; the pellets were in clusters of two and three. The ends were either hipped or broken. (1) In 1801/2, a hogback tombstone was discovered in the western part of the churchyard, but was then broken up and used as a door-step for the dairy at the parsonage, an act which was described as condemning the monument ‘by the more than Hun-like barbarity of a modern utilitarian, to a purpose as vile, as the act itself was wanton and sacrilegious’ (1854, 250). A sketch of the stone survives, however. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Lang, J T. 1984. 'The Hogback. A Viking Colonial Monument', Anglo-Saxon Stud Archaeol Hist. p 169.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Bigsby, R. 1854. Historical and Topographical Description of Repton.



Grid reference Centred SK 30 27 (1000m by 1000m) (Approximate)

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Record last edited

Sep 15 2016 4:45PM

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