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Alleluia Monument
Alleluia Monument
Alleluia Monument
Alleluia Monument
Alleluia Monument
Alleluia Monument
Alleluia Monument

Photo credit: Tony Bennett / Art UK

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A stone obelisk on a square stone plinth supported by repaired rubble base. The north side of the base of the obelisk has an inscription in Latin. The remains of iron cramps are set in the faces of the upper part of the obelisk.

The monument was erected in 1736 by Nehemiah Griffith of Rhual, a member of the local gentry who was influenced by the contemporary fashion for antiquarianism and Celtic romanticism. The monument was erected to commemorate victory of the Christian Celts led by Bishop Germanus over Picts and Saxons in AD 429.

The name derives from the story that the Christian forces shouted 'Alleluia' three times before the battle and this, amplified by the surrounding hills, was sufficient to cause the larger heathen forces to panic.
Title

Alleluia Monument

Medium

stone

Measurements

H 488 x W (?) x D (?) cm

Accession number

CH7_AEB_S001

Acquisition method

commissioned by Nehemiah Griffith of Rhual

Work type

Obelisk

Work status

extant

Listing status

Grade II (England and Wales)

Unveiling date

1736

Access

at all times

Inscription description

AD ANNUM / CCCCXX / Saxones Picriq Bellum adverfus / Britones juildis viribus susciperunt / In Hac Regione Hodieq MAES GARMON / appellata cum in Praedium defcenditur / Apostolicis Britonum Ducibus GERMINO / et LUPO CHRISTUS militabat in Castris / ALLELUIA tertio repetrium exclamabant / Hostile Agmen Terrore prosternitur / Triumphant / Ho ibus Fu s sinc Sanguine / Palma Fide non Viribus obtenta / M P / in VICTORUE ALLELUIATICAE memoria / N G / MDCCXXXVI

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Located at

Gwernaffield Road, Rhual

CH7 5DB

Located in a field opposite Rhual Dairy Farm.