St Piran’s Round
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CornwallCoordinates: 50°21′04″N 5°07′37″W / 50.351°N 5.127°W / 50.351; -5.127
Rose (Cornish: Ros) is a hamlet in mid-Cornwall, England, UK. Rose is to the north-west of Goonhavern and east of Perranporth.
Between Rose and Lower Rose is St Piran’s Round (also known as Perran Round) (grid reference SW778545), a circular earthwork which could have originally been an Iron Age circular enclosure. It is considered to be the finest remaining example of a playing place or Plen-an-gwary – a medieval amphitheatre used for performing the Ordinalia, or Cornish miracle plays. An article in an 1880 edition of The Cornishman newspaper reports that the present use of the Newlyn Amphitheatre (or pit) dates from 1852. Before this it was, said to be a quarry[n 1] and it now has a small house inside the boundary, for use by the Methodists for tea-meetings.
^ Could ″quarry″ be a misprint for gwary?
^ Place-names in the Standard Written Form (SWF) : List of place-names agreed by the MAGA Signage Panel. Cornish Language Partnership.
^ OS Explorer Map. Redruth & St Agnes (Map) (B2 ed.). Southampton: Ordnance Survey. 2013. ISBN 978 0 319 24034 2.
^ “St Pirans Round”. Pastscape. English Heritage. Retrieved 19 January 2017.
^ “The Newlyn (East) Amphitheatre”. The Cornishman (104). 8 July 1880. p. 4.
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