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St Torney, North Hill, Cornwall

(50°33′48″N, 4°26′33″W)
North Hill
SX 271 766
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Cornwall
now Cornwall
medieval Exeter
now Truro
  • Richard Jewell

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Feature Sets

The church is largely 15thc or early 16thc with the exception of the 14thc Decorated chancel. The only Romanesque feature is the font.


The relatively isolated settlement North Hill in Bodmin Moor is not recorded in Doomsday Book: the nearest settlement that is recorded is Trebartha, which has no surviving settlement or church. The church is also not recorded in the 1291 Taxatio, which suggests the parish was worth under 2 marks.





The font is described in the most recent Pevsner revision by Peter Beacham as 'Norman, circular, undecorated'.


P. Beacham and N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Cornwall, 3rd ed., 2014, 385-386.

N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England Cornwall, Harmondsworth 1951, 127.