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St Buryan(Cornish: Eglosborrie) is a village and civil parish in the Penwith district of Cornwall, United Kingdom. The parish encompasses the villages of St. Buryan, Lamorna, and Crows-an-wra and shares boundaries with the parishes of Sancreed and St Just to the north, Sennen and St Levan (with which it has close ties) to the west, with Paul to the east and by the sea in the south. The village of St Buryan is situated approximately five miles (8 km) west of Penzance along the B3283 towards Lands End. Two further minor roads also meet at St Buryan, two link the village with the B3315 toward Lamorna, and the third rejoins the A30 at Crows-an-Wra.

Named after the Irish Saint Buriana, the parish is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty and is a popular tourist destination. It has been a designated conservation area since 1990 and is proximal to many sites of special scientific interest in the surrounding area. St Buryan is also an important historical region and the parish is dotted with evidence of neolithic activity, from stone cirles and celtic crosses to iron age burial chambers and ancient holy wells. The village of St Buryan itself is also a site of special historic interest, and contains many listed buildings including the famous grade I listed Church. The bells of St Buryan Church, which have recently undergone extensive renovation, are reputedly the heaviest peel of six anywhere in the world. The parish has a strong cultural heritiage. Many painters of the Newlyn School including Samuel John "Lamorna" Birchwere based at Lamorna in the south of the parish, which is also the former location of the folk clu of celebrated Cornish singer Brenda Wootton. Today St Buryan is an important local centre housing many important amenities.



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