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Over the centuries the most influential families in the parish have been those of Trebartha, Archer of Lewannick, Spoure and Rodd. The Trebartha, Spoure and then the Rodd families lived at Trebartha Hall from mediaeval times until the Second World War. The Archer family had the advowson of St Torney’s church in North Hill.

The population has been around 1000 since the beginning of the 19th century.

A report from 1848 tells of longevity amongst the people of the parish.

325-768x1024.jpgAugust 2014 marked the centenary of the start of the Great War. The parish War Memorial at Congdon’s Shop has fourteen names of the fallen, another three are mentioned on a plaque in the parish church of St Torney whilst others are remembered on the Sunday School roll at Coad’s Green Chapel. A commemoration booklet has been produced to mark the anniversary and details can be found here. Details of the fallen from World War Two will be published on this website.

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, Horrell, Rodd, Budge, Buckingham, Luskey, Sandercock and Doney. There are many more and our apologies if the name which interests you is not mentioned here.

The Duchy of Cornwall has been influential in North Hill for many years. Do you have any knowledge, anecdotes, documents or histories which could help explain the role of the Duchy and its impact?

Local historian Jim Edwards has provided us with some of his recollections and research. You can read his thoughts by clicking here.

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.

Don’t worry about the presentation, we can help you with that. Old pictures would be wonderful too. Let our secretary know what you’ve got by e-mailing her.

 

The four images that make up the banner at the top of this page are (L-R): Coad’s Green Band of Hope, a little girl on her tricycle (1909), Samuel Fuge on his cart, the names of 14 of those from the parish who died in World War 1.

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