Side (A) view

Image of the feature "V. Furnishings: 2. Tombs/Graveslabs: Coped grave cover" at Lempitlaw.

by James King.

The coped grave cover is not in its original position and has suffered considerable damage in the past. Although now weather worn, as  well, one can see that the two long sides are carved with three rows of rectangular-shaped tiling, with what appears to have been a roll moulding along the top spine. Both ends have missing sections of stone, and the exact nature of their original forms is difficult to determine. One end, however, is wider than the other and the top spine appears to taper towards the narrower end. The lower section of the grave cover is presently below ground.


Length 1.77 m
Width of narrower end 0.29 m
Width of wider end 0.32 m