Perranzabuloe or St Piran-in-the-Sands, a parish on the N coast of Cornwall, and 5½ miles NW of Truro station on the G.W.R. It contains the village of, Perranporth, which has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Truro; it includes part of the chapelry of Mithian; extends 3 miles along the coast; and takes its name, signifying "St Piran-in-the Sands," from devastating sand-drifts. Acreage, 10,897; population of the civil parish, 2374; of the ecclesiastical, 2167. Chyverton is a chief residence. Copper, lead, and tin have been mined. There are large dynamite works in a remote portion of the cliffs, and these give employment to a considerable number of men and girls. Perran Round, which we have separately noticed, is a chief antiquity; and there are a barrow and three camps, severally British, Roman, and Saxon. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Truro; net value, £230 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Truro. The church was rebuilt in 1805 and restored in 1879. Two previous churches were overwhelmed by the sands, and one of them, after having been lost to view for ages, was discovered in 1835. There are several Wesleyan chapels and a mission church.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Perranzabuloe St. Peran|
|Poor Law union||Truro|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Perranzabuloe from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Perranzabuloe, or Perran-in-the-Sand (St. Peran))
Online maps of Perranzabuloe are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
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- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Cornwall papers online:
- Royal Cornwall Gazette
- West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser
- Lake's Falmouth Packet and Cornwall Advertiser
We have a copy of The Visitations of Cornwall, by Lieut.-Col. J.L. Vivian online.