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St Piran's Cross

Perranzabuloe is a coastal civil parish and a hamlet in Cornwall, United Kingdom. The hamlet (containing the parish church) is just over a mile (2 km) south of the main settlement of the parish, Perranporth and seven miles (11 km) south-southwest of Newquay.[1][2] The parish population was 5,382 in the 2001 census.[3]

The name of the parish comes from the medieval Latin Perranus in Sabulo meaning Piran in the sand. Piran (the patron saint of Cornwall) was a Christian evangelist who founded a church in the seventh century near the coast north of Perranporth. The ruins of this church were rediscovered in the 20th century. The medieval parish church of Perranzabuloe was over a long period completely lost in sand dunes. A new church had to be built further away from the coast.

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  1. Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 204 Truro & Falmouth ISBN 9780319231494
  2. Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 200 Newquay & Bodmin ISBN 9780319229385
  3. [1] GENUKI website; Perranzabuloe; retrieved May 2010