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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).

Sources :
Burnham, H , 1995 , A Guide to Ancient and Historic Wales: Clwyd and Powys
Cadw , 1989 , Cadw Field Monument Wardens Report - De030(DEN)
Cadw , 1995 , Cadw Field Monument Wardens Report - De030(DEN)
Cadw , 1999 , Cadw Field Monument Wardens Report - De030(DEN)
Cadw , 2003 , Scheduling map - De030(DEN) ( © CPAT)
Cadw , 2003 , Scheduling map - De030(DEN) ( © CPAT)
Cadw , 2006 , Cadw Field Monument Wardens Report - De030(DEN)
Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust , 2002 , CPAT Project Archive - 715
Ordnance Survey , 1963 , OS record card SJ 15 NW 8
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales , 1914 , Inventory of the Ancient Monuments in Wales and Monmouthshire - IV County of Denbigh

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Compiled date : 31-12-1980

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February 17, 2019, 11:43 am - File produced for Archwilio from CPAT's Regional HER.
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