North Hill, Cornwall

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North Hill
Cornish: Bre Gledh
North Hill is located in Cornwall
North Hill
North Hill
 North Hill shown within Cornwall
Population 1,019 (Civil Parish, 2011)
OS grid reference SX271767
Civil parish North Hill
Unitary authority Cornwall
Ceremonial county Cornwall
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LAUNCESTON
Postcode district PL15
Dialling code 01566
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Cornwall
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament North Cornwall
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Coordinates: 50°33′47″N 4°26′28″W / 50.563°N 4.441°W / 50.563; -4.441

North Hill village and church seen across the fields

North Hill (Cornish: Bre Gledh) is a civil parish and village in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The village is situated on the east side of the River Lynher approximately six miles (10 km) southwest of Launceston.[1]

North Hill is a large rural parish on the eastern flank of Bodmin Moor bisected northwest to southeast by the River Lynher. It is bounded in the north by Lewannick parish, on the east by Lezant and Linkinhorne parishes, on the south by St Cleer and on the west by Altarnun.[2] Settlements include the church town of North Hill and Coad's Green, Bathpool, Congdon's Shop, Middlewood, Illand or Yeiland, and Trebartha. The Trebartha estate is one of four farms mentioned in Domesday Book[2]

Trewortha Farm, a children's outdoor education venue, incorporates a reconstruction of a Bronze Age settlement as well as a medieval village of the same name.[3]

North Hill ecclesiastical parish is in the Deanery and Hundred of East. The parish church is dedicated to St Torney whose Holy Well is situated by the River Lynher. The church has a chancel (restored in the 19th century), nave, and north and south aisles. The granite ashlar tower has three stages, is buttressed topped with battlements. The belfry contains six bells. There were also Wesleyan Methodist chapels at North Hill, Coads Green, and Bathpool and Bible Christian chapels at Middlewood and Congdon's Shop.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 201 Plymouth & Launceston ISBN 978-0-319-23146-3
  2. ^ a b c [1] GENUKI website; North Hill; retrieved April 2010
  3. ^ "Trewortha Bronze Age Village". Public Archaeology. 2009-02-22. Retrieved 2009-11-10. 

External links[edit]

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