Over the centuries the most
influential families in the parish have been those of Trebartha,
Spoure and Rodd. These families lived at Trebartha
Hall from mediaeval times until the Second World War. The Duchy of Cornwall
has also been influential in North Hill for many years. Do you have any
knowledge, anecdotes, documents or histories which could help explain the
role of these families, the Duchy and their impact?
We would be delighted to
publish anything you can add to the story of the people in our parish.
Perhaps you have an interest in some of the other family names which have
been part of the parish history for some years, names like Spoure, Coumbe,
Rodd, Budge, Buckingham, Luskey, Sandercock and Doney. There
are many more and our apologies if the name which interests you is not
Perhaps you have some stories
about life in the parish such as when those members of the parish changed
their place of worship from St Torney to one the chapels or when the mines
started to close or when Trebartha was used as a military hospital or the history
of the workhouse in the parish. There are so many stories to tell.
The population has been around 1000 since
the beginning of the 19th century.