King Arthur Stone – Slaughterbridge Stone

This stone is often identified as marking the site of the Battle of Camlann in 537 where the legendary King Arthur was defeated by Mordred. Some translations find references to Arthur in the script which is in a mixture of Latin and Ogham (a fifth/sixth century Irish script). The stone is dated from the fifth century but is more likely a commemorate stone to a local Cornish chieftain.

The name ‘Slaughterbridge’ comes from an old celtic word for a marsh rather than a link to a battle.

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