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Ruabon is a village and community in the county borough of Wrexham in Wales. The name "Rhiwabon" comes from "Rhiw Fabon", "Rhiw" being the Welsh word for "hill" and "Fabon" being a mutation from St Mabon, the original church name, of earlier, Celtic origin ." An older English spelling, Rhuabon, can sometimes be seen.In 2001, more than 80% of the population of 2,400 were born in Wales with 13.6% having some ability in Welsh.Early historyThere is evidence that a settlement existed in Ruabon in the Bronze Age. In 1898, building works in the centre of Ruabon exposed a cist or stone urn containing cremated human remains dating from 2000 years BC. In 1917, the remains of a Bronze Age round barrow were discovered on the playing fields of Ruabon Grammar School; they contained human remains, a flint arrowhead and a bronze axe.Overlooking Ruabon is The Gardden, an ancient hill fort surrounded by circular ditches, dating back to the Iron Age.The old parishThe ancient parish of Ruabon was made up of the townships of: Ruabon (which also included the hamlets of Belan, Bodylltyn, Hafod and Rhuddallt); Cristionydd Cynrig (also known as Y Dref Fawr or Cristionydd Kenrick in English); Coed Cristionydd; Cristionydd Fechan (also known as Y Dref Fechan or Dynhinlle Uchaf); Dinhinlle Isaf; Morton Anglicorum (the “English Morton” or Morton Below the Dyke); and Morton Wallichorum (the “Welsh Morton” or Morton Above the Dyke).
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