North Hill, Cornwall

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North Hill
NorthHillCornwallUK.jpg
North Hill village and church seen across the fields
North Hill is located in Cornwall
North Hill
North Hill
Location within Cornwall
Population954 (United Kingdom Census 2011 including Addington, Iland and Kingbeeare)
OS grid referenceSX271767
Civil parish
  • North Hill
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLAUNCESTON
Postcode districtPL15
Dialling code01566
PoliceDevon and Cornwall
FireCornwall
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Cornwall
50°33′47″N 4°26′28″W / 50.563°N 4.441°W / 50.563; -4.441Coordinates: 50°33′47″N 4°26′28″W / 50.563°N 4.441°W / 50.563; -4.441

North Hill (Cornish: Bre Gledh) is a village and civil parish 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]

Media related to North Hill, Cornwall at Wikimedia Commons