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Perranarworthal, Cornwall

Historical Description

Perranarworthal or St Piran Arworthal, a village and a parish in Cornwall. The village stands in a deep dell, at the head of Restronguet Creek, and at the mouth of the Kennal rivulet, near Penanwell station on the G.W.R., and 3½ miles N by W of Penryn. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Perranwell station (R.S.O.) The parish contains also the village of Perranwell, and comprises 1774 acres; population of the civil parish, 992; of the ecclesiastical, 2760. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. The manor belonged formerly to the Mohuns and the Pendarveses, and belongs now to Viscount Falmouth. The dell around the village is densely wooded, and presents a delightful contrast to the rough adjacent hills. The minerals include lead, tin, and arsenic, and there is an mineral spring. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the vicarage of Stithians, in the diocese of Truro; net value, £260 with residence. The church is dedicated to St Piran,. The patron of tinners; and a spring, called St Piran's Well, is in the vicinity; the church was thoroughly restored in 1885. There are Wesleyan and Bible Christian chapels, and a mechanics' institution.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyCornwall 
Ecclesiastical parishPerran-Arworthal St. Peran 
Poor Law unionFalmouth 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Perranarworthal from the following:


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

We have a copy of The Visitations of Cornwall, by Lieut.-Col. J.L. Vivian online.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtTR3
Post TownTruro