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The name of the village derives it's origins to the Manor of Arworthal. It has had a

number of spellings throught history including:-

Hareworthal - 1187, Arwoethel and Arwythel


Below the church is a well


The oldest fragment of masonry is that of a Tympanum over the door. It depicts a lamb

and a flag which suggests a Norman church once stood here.


14th Century - Up to this date the Manorial countryside was held by the Fitzwilliams

of Bodinnick and then passed by marriage to the Mohuns of Dunster and Pelynt near


Tempust James I, the mohuns sold to the Pendarves of Camborne and Roscrow.

1450 - Tower with four fine pinnacles was erected

1549 - Church inventory of church plate etc

1576 - The Church chalice dates from this year

1691 - Alexander Pendarvis had a survey done of the manor by Geo. Withiell

1767 - Charles II letter and Coat of arms added to church

18th Century - Two names appear on maps 'Perran Arworthal' meaning 'St Pirans by

the creek or estuary'

1842 - Additon of a Chancel

1882 - Current church erected at a cost of £1800. The Architect was St Aubyn

1899 - The Bassets of Tehidy sold the manor.

1912 - the three bells in the tower, one being medieval were recast into six.