South Hill, Cornwall

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South Hill
St Samsons Church, South Hill - - 260952.jpg
St Sampson's church
South Hill is located in Cornwall
South Hill
South Hill
Location within Cornwall
OS grid referenceSX329726
Civil parish
  • South Hill
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtPL17
Dialling code01579
PoliceDevon and Cornwall
AmbulanceSouth Western
UK Parliament
List of places
50°31′44″N 4°21′29″W / 50.529°N 4.358°W / 50.529; -4.358Coordinates: 50°31′44″N 4°21′29″W / 50.529°N 4.358°W / 50.529; -4.358

South Hill (Cornish: Bre Dheghow) is a civil parish and hamlet in east Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.[1] The parish population at the 2011 census was 489.[2]

The inscribed stone in the churchyard

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.[3] Callington was formerly in the parish of South Hill.[4] St Sampson's well is supposed to have been either near the church in the grounds of the former rectory,[5] or in a nearby valley in a stream leading to the river Lynher.[6]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 201 Plymouth & Launceston ISBN 978-0-319-23146-3
  2. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  3. ^ Mee, Arthur (1937) Cornwall. London: Hodder & Stoughton; pp. 270-71
  4. ^ Pevsner, N. (1970) Cornwall, 2nd ed. Penguin Books
  5. ^ Lane-Davies, Holy Wells of Cornwall, 1970
  6. ^ Meyrick, J. A. A Pilgrim's Guide to the Holy Wells of Cornwall, 1982

External links[edit]

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