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Maen Huail stone
Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 100868 Trust : Clwyd Powys Community : Ruthin Unitary authority : Denbighshire NGR : SJ1236358267 Site Type (preferred type first) : EARLY MEDIEVAL STANDING STONE Status : scheduled monument
Description : A rough block of limestone on west side of the market square. Traditional site of beheading of Huail brother of Gildas by King Arthur.
Stone measures 1.2m wide by 0.6m deep by 0.6m high. (Burnham, H 1995, 101-102)
Remains of wrought iron railings in front of eastern face removed before March 1999. Stone supported on a concrete plinth. Plaque on wall of bank above stone reads "Maen Huail on which tradition states King Arthur beheaded Huail, brother of Gildas the historian" (Cadw, 2002).