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Perranuthnoe church and village
Perranuthnoe is located in Cornwall
Perranuthnoe shown within Cornwall
OS grid reference SW541292
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Truro
Postcode district TR20
Dialling code 01736
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Cornwall
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
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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 (/pɛrəˈnjθn/, /pɛrəˈnʌθn/)[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.

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.[4]

Acton Castle[edit]

Acton Castle

Acton Castle is a small castellated mansion built about the year 1775 by John Stackhouse of Pendarves, who was a distinguished botanist with an interest in marine algae. Wings of two storeys were added in the 20th century.[5] Below the castle is Stackhouse Cove where Mr. Stackhouse pursued his studies.[6] In 1797 he published his illustrated work Nereis Britannica.[7]


  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. ^ Leonard, Alan (2008), "Profiting from Shipwrecks", Picture Postcard Annual: 14–16 
  5. ^ Pevsner, N. (1970) Cornwall; 2nd ed., revised by E. Radcliffe. Penguin; p. 35
  6. ^ Ralfs, J. (1884) The Marine Algae of West Cornwall. Transactions of the Penzance Natural History and Antiquarian Society. pp. 315-30
  7. ^ Turk, S M and Tompsett, P. (2009) The History of Cornish seaweed observers. CISFBR Summer Newsletter 2009.

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