St Buryan

About St Buryan

St Buryan Parish is scattered with ancient monuments such as the Merry Maiden stone circle, Pipers standing stones, many burial chambers, Holy Wells and granite stone Cornish hedges some of which are 3000 years old. The Parish is also notable for the twelve stone crosses within its boundaries. 

St Buryan village is situated approximately five miles west of Penzance along the B3283 towards Lands End and four miles away from  Porthcurno and the well known Minack Theatre.

It is located 125 metres above sea level on a granite plateau and the soil in general is well cultivated and fertile. Agriculture remains an important aspect of village life.

The centre of St Buryan village is dominated by the Grade 1 listed Church. Its magnificent fifteenth century granite tower at 92 feet (28 metres) tall is second highest in Cornwall and is a distinctive landmark. St Buryan Church has had the first peal of eight bells in Cornwall,  the heaviest peal of four in the world,  the third heaviest peal of five in the world and now the heaviest peal of six bells in the world.

St Buryan village is surrounded by a patchwork of fields and hedgerows that reach into the village and there is a good network of footpaths for walkers.

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36 Fore Street



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