St Piran is the patron saint of tin miners and also the national saint of Cornwall. Saint Petroc and Saint Michael may also be regarded as the national saints of Cornwall but they appear to be less popular!

The Cross of St Piran (shown left) stands 8ft tall on Penhale Dunes, the expanse of sands just north of Perranporth, a popular holiday destination on the north coast of Cornwall. The cross is believed to be the oldest recorded stone in Cornwall. It is found near the site of St Piran’s Church which was excavated by archaeologists in 2005.

According to the information board on Penhale Dunes, there is only one other three holed cross in Cornwall.

Who is the national saint of Cornwall?