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Maen Huail Historic Stone

A Scheduled Monument in Ruthin (Rhuthun), Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

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Latitude: 53.1144 / 53°6'51"N

Longitude: -3.3108 / 3°18'38"W

OS Eastings: 312363

OS Northings: 358270

OS Grid: SJ123582

Mapcode National: GBR 6S.7S97

Mapcode Global: WH779.3ZQB

Entry Name: Maen Huail Historic Stone

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 605

Cadw Legacy ID: DE030

Schedule Class: Commemorative

Category: Stone

Period: Unknown

County: Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

Community: Ruthin (Rhuthun)

Built-Up Area: Ruthin

Traditional County: Denbighshire


The monument consists of a stone, which possibly functioned as a market or civic stone, or a preaching stone. It takes the form of a rough limestone block, 1.2m by 0.6m by 0.6m, (formerly) set behind railings outside Barclays Bank on the west side of St Peter's Square, recorded as being set in the middle of the street in 1699. A tablet reads Maen Huail. On which tradition states

Source: Cadw

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