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Perranuthnoe church and village
Perranuthnoe is located in Cornwall
Location within Cornwall
OS grid referenceSW541292
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townTruro
Postcode districtTR20
Dialling code01736
PoliceDevon and Cornwall
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
50°06′54″N 5°26′42″W / 50.115°N 5.445°W / 50.115; -5.445Coordinates: 50°06′54″N 5°26′42″W / 50.115°N 5.445°W / 50.115; -5.445

Perranuthnoe (/ˌpɛrəˈnjθn, -ˈnʌθ-/)[1] is a civil parish and a village in southwest Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The parish population at the 2011 census was 2,184;[2] the village is situated on the east side of Mount's Bay approximately one mile (1.6 km) east of Marazion and four miles (6.5 km) east of Penzance.[3]

Perranuthnoe lies within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Almost a third of Cornwall has AONB designation, with the same status and protection as a National Park.

For local government Perranuthnoe elects a parish council every four years; the principal local authority is Cornwall Council.


The first historical mention of Perranuthnoe can be found in the Domesday Book of 1086, as Odenol. By 1235 this had become Hutheno, and was recorded as Udno in 1308 and 1373. Finally taking the form Uthnoe-veor in 1839. There is still a farm in the village called Ednoe-vean.

The parish church is first mentioned in 1348, by which time transepts with pointed arches had been added. Like most churches in Cornwall, the original church was probably a small building with two cells, a chancel and nave and is one of three churches in Cornwall dedicated to St Piran. By around 1500 a three-stage unbuttressed tower and aisle on the north side had been added and the bells are dated 1636, 1688 and 1832.[4] In 1881 the church was described as ″... this dilapidated edifice″ and all the pews, benches, etc. were removed, along with the floor, and all the graves, bar one, ″... were levelled, and over the commingled human dust will be laid for sanitary purposes, a covering of fresh soil″. The one grave that was sealed and preserved belonged to the Reverend Johnson.[5]

During the 18th and 19th century the landscape surrounding the village supported a number of tin and copper mines the last of which closed in 1900.

The barque Saluto was wrecked at Cudden Point, Perranuthnoe, in December 1911.[6]

Acton Castle[edit]

Acton Castle


  1. ^ Pointon, G. E. (ed.) BBC Pronouncing Dictionary of British Names; 2nd ed. 1983 Oxford: Oxford University Press; p. 192
  2. ^ "Parish population 2011 census". Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  3. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 203 Land's End ISBN 978-0-319-23148-7
  4. ^ "Perranuthnoe Church History". Perranuthnoe village website. Retrieved 18 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Perranuthnoe". The Cornishman (142). 31 March 1881. p. 5.
  6. ^ Leonard, Alan (2008), "Profiting from Shipwrecks", Picture Postcard Annual: 14–16

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