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Govan Timeline - 500AD

By 500 the Romans have gone – the Christian missionary St Constantine arrives in Govan and builds a small wooden church next to the well and in the shadow of the ceremonial hill. The first Christian Govanites are buried in the burial ground which now surround Govan Old parish church.

The people of Govan and the Clyde Valley in these early times are called 'Britons'. They're different from their neighbours, the Scots and Picts, and speak their own language. In this language the name 'Govan' means 'little hill'.

Part of our Govan Timeline – A bit of Govan history every day from 
26 March – 28 April

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