|Name:||St Pieran's Oratory [Also: Perranzabuloe ; St Perran]||CISP No:||PERNP|
|Place:||Perranporth||Grid Ref:||SW 7680 5640 (GB)|
|County:||Cornwall (Kernow) , England||Saint(s):||Perran ; Pieran|
Okasha/1993, 200: `[The] oratory is now covered in sand'.
See Thomas/1994, 312, for discussion of placenames with a `Perran' element.
Thomas/1994, 316: `Lanpiran stands in the rolling wastes of Perran Sands. The (seventh-century?) core would have comprised the now re-buried `St Piran's Oratory', a tenth-century secondary church; and the unenclosed (?) cemetery around it. Not far off is the lann itself, a large ovoid enclosure marked by a visible low bank; within it is the abandoned Old Parish Church, whose north-east part is another tenth-century church incorporated into a medieval structure, and also a tall granite cross that appears to be the cristel mael in a charter of 960'. Olson/1989, 58 n. 34, 88, 92--96, 105, discusses the early evidence for Lanpiran including the Domesday book reference to this place.
According to Okasha/1993, 200, the site was last uncovered in 1980.