SW7656 : St Piran's Oratory

taken 57 years ago, near to Mount, Cornwall, Great Britain

St Piran's Oratory
St Piran's Oratory
St Piranís Oratory is one of the most important early Christian sites in Britain.
In 1910 the building was covered by this ugly thick concrete shell, to protect it from the elements. This photograph was taken 50 years ago in 1960, and later in 1980 the shell was largely demolished and the chapel reburied in sand to protect it from vandalism.
The stone building currently buried is believed to be one rebuilt in the 6th Century, rather than the original St Piran Oratory. The site is currently marked by a granite memorial stone, but The St Piran Trust believes it is now time to uncover the building once again.
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SW7656, 29 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
30 June 1960   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 1 February, 2010
Category
Ancient site > Ancient site   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 765 565 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:21.9801N 5:8.5775W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 765 565
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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