Ruabon, known as Rhiwabon in Welsh, is a village in the county of Wrexham, North Wales. The Welsh name comes from the word 'rhiw', which translates to mean hill, and 'abon' which is a mutation from Mabon – 'the hillside of Mabon'. It possibly refers to the 6th Century St Mabon the Confessor, son of Tegonwy ab Teon and brother to St Llewelyn of Welshpool.
The nearby earthworks of Offa's Dyke and the lesser known Wat's Dyke not only set the historic boundaries of Wales and England, but of Ruabon itself. Between these boundaries we find the church of St Mary which has always acted as the town focal point.
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