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Perranzabuloe parish church
Population 5,406 (Civil Parish, 2011 including Barkla Shop , Callestick and Goonhavern)
OS grid reference SW 770,520
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town TRURO
Postcode district TR4
Dialling code 01872
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Cornwall
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
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Perranzabuloe is a coastal civil parish and a hamlet in Cornwall, United Kingdom. The hamlet (containing the parish church) is just over a mile (2 km) south of the main settlement of the parish, Perranporth and seven miles (11 km) south-southwest of Newquay. The parish population was 5,382 in the 2001 census.

The name of the parish comes from the medieval Latin Perranus in Sabulo meaning Piran in the sand. Piran (the patron saint of Cornwall) was a Christian evangelist who founded a church in the seventh century near the coast north of Perranporth. The ruins of this church were rediscovered in the 20th century. The medieval parish church of Perranzabuloe was over a long period completely lost in sand dunes. A new church had to be built further away from the coast.

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