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|Description ||Difficult to find amid the dunes of Penhale Sands, this 8 foot cross stands close to the sand-buried church of St Piran's Oratory. This is the earliest recorded stone cross in Cornwall and is dedicated to its patron saint and that of tinners and miners.
Near Perranporth at SW7720 5646|
|looks like the sun cross @ Minions|
|Is the Oratory totally buried now? I remember visiting it in the early '70s, when we lived at Newquay.|
|Completely buried. Sadly. And the grassy mound it has become gets smaller every time I visit, so it's truly vanishing...but the St Piran's Trust has recently been set up to try to raise it. |
|Thanks for that info tig. I do hope they can open it up again. |
|Angela Penrose |
|St Piran Trust on course for major excavation of the Old Church (second) church this September and aiming to uncover the Oratory next year|
|What a co-incidence! See photo from 1967 added today!|
|Good news! If it is uncovered what are the chances of it staying that way? Wouldn't it be nice if someone could design and build a new protective structure that was more sympathetic with the oratory's surroundings?|
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