South Hill Parish

(in South East Cornwall)

History Site

This site will eventually contain many free access historical references to the parish of South Hill, it is hosted by the Callington Heritage Centre. We hope this will be useful for family historians and local historians. The site was changed and restyled in 2009, and the intention is to have all the census and register information available on a database, with additional information on the parish pages. If you cannot find the information you require please contact the Callington Heritage Centre using the link above.

Baptisms 1549 - 1900 ` Registers exist at the County Record Office for these dates. Our searchable database above includes transcriptions from 1558-1900
Marriages  1566 - 1900 ` Registers exist at the County Record Office for these dates. Our searchable database above includes transcriptions from 1566-1900
Burials 1550 - 1900 ` Registers exist at the County Record Office for these dates. Our searchable database above includes transcriptions from 1550-1900
Methodist Registers
Details of where to find information on Methodist baptisms, marriages, burials. Also a few transcripts.   With new ones added.
Burial Memorials Please see the searchable database of all the monumental inscriptions in the two cemeteries in South Hill and Golberdon above. There is a facility for purchasing photos of memorial stones.


All census from 1841 to 1901 are now available on-site, see 'Search Our Data' above.

1841 Census , HO107/133, population 640

1851 Census HO107/1901, population 730

1861 Census  RG9/1527, population 691

1871 Census  RG10/2235, population 638

1881 Census  RG11/2284, population 506

1891 Census  RG12/1809, population 528

1901 Census , RG13/2191, population 488

1911 Census, now available off-site at a cost, population 444

Street & Postal Directories  Directories listing all the tradesmen and farmers in the parish have been transcribed for:- 1856, 1862, 1873, 1878, 1893, 1910 & 1935
1892 Sanitary Report   Gives an interesting indication of the housing conditions of the period
1873 Land Owners Lists all the people resident in the parish who owned land 
Churchwarden Accounts Extracts from the Churchwarden's Accounts for 1846 to 1856 available so far
Land  Taxes, Tithes, etc. An index to the tithe apportionments of 1841 and the land tax assessments of 1812 & 1805.  Also a survey of 1856 for the Church Rate.
Manor Rolls & Rentals Manor Rentals of 1809, 1806, 1791 and 1607
1662/4 Hearth Tax  Lists all the persons in the parish who had at least one hearth and had to pay tax.  
1641 Protestation Returns A list of every male in the parish who took this declaration in 1641, (no known dissenters).
1569 Muster Rolls  A list of able bodied men and the arms they could muster.
1544 Subsidies Cornish Subsidies in the reign of Henry VIII, lists all men in   the parish with land or goods of value.
1522 Military Survey One of the very first surveys to list the value of each persons goods
Church Archaeology Results of excavations beside the church by the Cornwall Archaeological Unit
Photographs Photographs of the parish are available via the Photo Gallery link above.
Maps   The 1888 ordnance survey maps of the parish can be seen at the old-maps site, just enter 'Golberdon' under place search.
For modern location maps visit:-
For other parishes If the parish you are interested in is not listed above and is in Cornwall visit  the Genuki page. Also visit the OPC pages for a list of voluntary helpers for Cornish parishes.
South Hill today The web site for the 21st century South-Hill community

Whilst the webmaster and authors of all transcripts and articles have made very effort to ensure accuracy, this cannot be guaranteed as most items have not been double checked. Researchers are advised to check the original documents. This advice applies to anything found on the internet.

Any material from this site may be used for personal family histories and research, but may not be used for any commercial purpose without first contacting the web master.







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