Place:North Hill, Cornwall, England

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NameNorth Hill
Alt namesNorthillsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates50.567°N 4.417°W
Located inCornwall, England
See alsoEast Hundred, Cornwall, Englandhundred in which it was located
Launceston Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Launceston Registration District, Cornwall, Englandregistration district of which it was part 1837-2007
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
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North Hill (Cornish: Bre Gledh) is a civil parish and village in Cornwall, England. The village is situated on the east side of the River Lynher approximately six miles (10 km) southwest of Launceston.

North Hill is a large rural parish on the eastern flank of Bodmin Moor bisected northwest to southeast by the River Lynher. It is bounded in the north by Lewannick parish, on the east by Lezant and Linkinhorne parishes, on the south by St. Cleer and on the west by Altarnun. Settlements include the church town of North Hill and Coad's Green, Bathpool, Congdon's Shop, Middlewood, Illand or Yeiland, and Trebartha. The Trebartha estate is one of four farms mentioned in Domesday Book.

North Hill was part of the Launceston Rural District from 1894 until 1974.

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