Site: St Pieran's Oratory

Name:St Pieran's Oratory [Also: Perranzabuloe ; St Perran] CISP No:PERNP
Place:Perranporth Grid Ref:SW 7680 5640 (GB)   Map
Parish:Perranzabuloe Stones:1
County:Cornwall (Kernow) , England Saint(s):Perran ; Pieran
Site Type:ecclesiastical

Site Notes

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.