Coordinates: 50°11′43″N 5°24′47″W / 50.19533°N
5.41300°W / 50.19533; -5.41300
sketchmap showing Phillack's location
Phillack (Cornish: Eglosheyl) is a village (and formerly a parish)
in west Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is about one mile
(1.6 km) northeast of
Hayle and half-a-mile (0.8 km) inland
St Ives Bay
St Ives Bay on Cornwall's
Atlantic ocean coast. The village is
separated from the sea by a range of high sand dunes known as The
Phillack has been in the civil parish of
Hayle since 1935; before that
it was a separate parish in its own right.
Phillack parish was
Redruth Registration District but the village now comes
Redruth Registration District.
There is some dispute over the origins of the name. In the 17th
Phillack was believed to refer to the Irish Saint Felicitas
who is said to have founded
Phillack church in the 6th century.
However, a 10th-century Vatican codex mentions a Saint Felec of
Cornwall who is believed to have lived about the same time and may be
dedicatee of the parish church
3 References and footnotes
4 External links
St Felicitas and St Piala's Church, Phillack
St Felicitas and St Piala's Church, Phillack was originally the parish
church also of Hayle: it was built in the 15th century and rebuilt in
1856 by William White but the tower is original. It is part of the
Godrevy Team Ministry  The font is probably not medieval; half a
coped stone is in the churchyard.
Two early stones have been found embedded in the original village
church. One bears a 'Constantine' form of a Chi-Rho cross which may
date to the 5th century; it was afterwards rebuilt into the wall
directly above the apex of the arch of the doorway of the new church.
The second is simple memorial stone bearing the name of 'Clo[tualus]
[son of] Mo[bra]ttus', dated between the fifth to eighth centuries,
and now stands in the churchyard. Arthur G. Langdon (1896) recorded
the existence of six stone crosses in the parish, including two in the
churchyard. The others were at Copperhouse, at Bodriggy, in a field
and in the rectory garden.
5th century Chi-Rho cross (above the door) on
Phillack parish church,
References and footnotes
^ Place-names in the Standard Written Form (SWF) : List of
place-names agreed by the MAGA Signage Panel. Cornish Language
^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 203 Land's End
^ a b  GENUKI website; Phillack. Retrieved June 2010
Phillack Church  Retrieved January 2012
^ Pevsner, N. (1970) Cornwall, 2nd ed. Penguin Books; p. 141
^ See the discussion and bibliography in Elisabeth Okasha, Corpus of
Early Christian Inscribed Stones of South-west Britain. Leicester:
University Press, 1993, pp. 201-207
^ Langdon, A. G. (1896) Old Cornish Crosses. Truro: Joseph Pollard
Wikimedia Commons has media related to Phillack.
"Online Catalogue for Phillack".
Cornwall Record Office.
Phillack Church website[permanent dead link]
Ceremonial county of Cornwall
Council of the Isles of Scilly
St Columb Major
St Just in Penwith
See also: List of civil parishes in Cornwall
Population of major settlements
Places of interest
Outline of Cornwall
Index of Cornwal