Your interest may be about an event or a place in the parish or your family history. This website is here to help you with your interest or research. This page provides links to sources which will help you to find the sources you are looking for.

If you don’t find what you are looking for here and feel that a link on this page would benefit users, please send the details to the webmaster whose e-mail address is at the foot of the page.

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Church Registers

Many of the church records are indexed on the Cornwall Online Parish Clerk (OPC) website where you can search on North Hill records; other Cornish parishes are indexed on this site.

Monumental Inscriptions - A list of monumental inscriptions in the church and the graveyard.  2mb pdf

If you can’t find the record on the OPC site you can look in the transcripts for North Hill St Torney as well as the non-establishment churches. We have transcripts and will be pleased to look them up for you.

There are some records on the International Genealogical Index (IGI)

1630 baptisms in the North Hill Register

Census Records

Cornwall censuses from 1841 to 1891 have been transcribed in full on the Cornwall Online Census Project site. No charge for access. North Hill parish can be found on these pages, viz: 1841; 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891.

To access indexed original enumerator sheets from 1841 to 1911 you will need to subscribe or pay per view on proprietary websites like Find My Past or Ancestry.com.

National and Out of County Records

The National Archives

Access to Archives (A2A)

British Newspaper Archive (subscription required)

Listed Buildings (in North Hill)

Ancient Monuments

Digital Archive of Parliament - 1642 Protestation Return

Devon Record Office

On Line Parish Clerk

On the Online Parish Clerk (OPC) website page on North Hill you can find links to a whole variety of records, viz: census; church registers; directories; voters’ lists; wills; maps and other documents. This page also has links to records and documents of adjoining parishes.


Local websites

Caradon Hill Area Heritage Project (CHAHP)

Cornish Mining - Caradon Mining District

Cornwall Archaeological Society (see Vol 15 pp27-30 for details of the cist found at Trebartha Farm, members only)

Linkinhorne Parish History

Lynher Valley

North Hill Parish Council

North Hill Village Hall

South Petherwin

Documents produced by NHLHG members

North Hill in Domesday (1086)

Twelve Men’s Moor

Botternell Farm (small – 1.5mb pdf) and (large – 8.5mb pdf)

A Stranger in the Parish – William Ripper (4.5mb pdf)

Population of North Hill from census returns

Charles Causley – his North Hill connection (0.7mb pdf)

Berriow Bridge & Middlewood in 1841-1891 censuses 0.8mb pdf)

Books accessible online

The visitation of the county of Cornwall, in the year 1620 (1874)

Venning's New Century Postal Directory of 20 Parishes in East Cornwall (1901)

Cambridge County Geographies – Cornwall by S Baring-Gould (1910)

Nooks and Corners of Cornwall by C. A. Dawson Scott (1922)

Bibliotheca Cornubiensis by George Clement Boase (1874)

Cornwall County Council & Cornwall Record Office (CRO)

The CRO has an online catalogue of documents accessible for free. They also produce documents to purchase such as the parish Tithe Map of 1840.

Gazetteer of Cornish Manors

Family Trees published on the internet

Facebook page of Captain Thomas Spoure, Lord of Trebartha (you will need Facebook access to view this page) by Noel Spurr, a descendant.

The Coombe / Coumbe family by David Coombe, a descendant


Group members have a collection of books, artefacts and documents to which they will refer for genuine enquiries.


Genealogy UK & Ireland .. North Hill parish (GenUKI)

Cornwall Family History Society (member’s area)

Devon Family History Society

Historical Place Names of Cornwall


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The images at the top of this page show (L-R): Title of the 1840 North Hill Tithe Map; Wall monument in St Torney’s Church; sample of 16th century parish register; part of an indenture of Trevadlock in Lewannick

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