South Hill Cornwall Family History Guide

South Hill is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cornwall. Callington is a chapelry of South Hill.

Alternative names:

  • South Hill
  • South Hill with Callington
  • Southill

Parish church: St. Sampson

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1543
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1676

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SOUTHILL or South-Hill, a parish in Liskeard district, Cornwall; 3 miles NW of Callington, and 8¼ NE of Liskeard r. station. Post town, Callington, Cornwall. Acres, 3,459. Real property, £3,951. Pop., 691. Houses, 127. The manor belongs to Lady Ashburton. The living is a rectory, united with Callington, in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £748. Patron, Lady Ashburton. The church is ancient. There are a Wesleyan chapel, a national school, and charities £13.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

SOUTH-HILL (St. Sampson), a parish, in the union of Liskeard, Middle division of the hundred of East, E. division of Cornwall, 3 miles (N. W.) from Callington; containing 640 inhabitants. The parish is separated from St. Ives by the romantic stream Lynher, and comprises 2953 acres, of which 402 are common or waste land. The lead-mine of Redmoor, here, was lately worked, but is not now in operation; common blue slate is quarried for the roofing of houses. A small cattle-fair is held on the first Tuesday in April. The living is a rectory, with the perpetual curacy of Callington annexed, valued in the king's books at £38; net income, £748; patrons, Lord Ashburton, and George Stroud, Esq., the former of whom has two presentations, and the latter one. The tithes have been commuted for £380; there is a glebe-house, and the glebe contains about 240 acres, of which 50 are situated in Callington. The church is an ancient structure with lancet windows. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Cornwall
  • Civil Registration District: Liskeard
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Cornwall
  • Diocese: Exeter
  • Rural Deanery: East
  • Poor Law Union: Liskeard
  • Hundred: East (Cornwall)
  • Province: Canterbury