South Hill, Cornwall

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Coordinates: 50°31′44″N 4°21′29″W / 50.529°N 4.358°W / 50.529; -4.358

South Hill
Cornish: Bre Dheghow
St Samsons Church, South Hill - geograph.org.uk - 260952.jpg
St Sampson's church
South Hill is located in Cornwall
South Hill
South Hill
 South Hill shown within Cornwall
OS grid reference SX329726
Civil parish South Hill
Unitary authority Cornwall
Ceremonial county Cornwall
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CALLINGTON
Postcode district PL17
Dialling code 01579
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Cornwall
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament South East Cornwall
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South Hill (Cornish: Bre Dheghow) is a civil parish and village in east Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.[1]

The parish church was consecrated in 1333 and apart from the upper stage of the tower and the south aisle is entirely of this date (the additions are 15th century). The font is Norman and a fine example of the Bodmin type (carved with four faces, trees and curious creatures); in the churchyard is an inscribed stone of the 6th or 7th century. The tower is topped by figures of the Twelve Apostles.[2] Callington was formerly in the parish of South Hill.[3] St Sampson's well is supposed to have been either near the church in the grounds of the former rectory,[4] or in a nearby valley in a stream leading to the river Lynher.[5]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 201 Plymouth & Launceston ISBN 978-0-319-23146-3
  2. ^ Mee, Arthur (1937) Cornwall. London: Hodder & Stoughton; pp. 270-71
  3. ^ Pevsner, N. (1970) Cornwall, 2nd ed. Penguin Books
  4. ^ Lane-Davies, Holy Wells of Cornwall, 1970
  5. ^ Meyrick, A Pilgrim's Guide to the Holy Wells of Cornwall, 1982

External links[edit]

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