Altarnun: dedicated to St. Nonna

The 'Cathedral in the Moor' is found in the wooded valley,
it has one of the highest towers in Cornwall (109ft). 

North Hill churchNorth Hill: dedicated to St Torney

This is a large church in the centre of North Hill village. The chancel is 14th century and the rest was built in the late 15th to 16th century.

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Linkinhorne: dedicated to St Mellor

Linkinhorne churchBuilt completely in granite, this church has the second highest tower in Cornwall, at 120ft.




South Hill: dedicated to St Sampson

This was the mother church of Callington. In the churchyard there is a 6th or 7th century inscribed stone.

Callington: dedicated to St Mary

The font here is similar to the one at Altarnun.

Pillaton: dedicated to St Odulph 

As at Antony, this church is also said to have been dedicated in 1259.

Landrake: dedicated to  St Michael 

Sited on the top of a hill, with a 100ft tower. this church has a Norman font similar in style to that of Altarnun.

St Erney: dedicated to St Terninus

A small church in an lonely setting with an unusually squat tower, dedicated to St Terninus or St Torney as is North Hill Church in the upper Lynher Valley.

Sheviock: dedicated to St Peter & St Paul

Much of this church still reveals its C13 and C14 origins, especially the tower which is unique in Cornwall having a spire.

Antony: dedicated to St James

Antony Church has the most spectacular early brass in Cornwall dedicated to Lady Margery Arundell 1428.


This little church is in the grounds of Antony house and designed in 1865. Inside are marble columns with red and white arches. It is said that the first bomb of World War II fell nearby.

St Germans: dedicated to St Germanus

On the site of a Saxon Cathedral, bishops were recorded here from 931 to 1040. A church was rebuilt in 1160 -1170. The west doorway is a spectacular Norman entrance flanked by two towers. There are windows dating from the Norman building and the late medieval period.

St Stephen-by-Saltash: dedicated to St Stephen

More than a mile from the town, this was the parish church of Saltash until 1881. The wagon roofs are a feature, particularly in the south porch which has decorative elaborate jambs and diagonal buttresses. The large Norman font has busts at the corners and trees of life and animals on the sides.

Nearby is Trematon Castle, once the home of the Earls and Dukes of Cornwall.




For more about the local area and local history see our community pages.




For more about Cornish Parish Churches see www.caerkief.co.uk/Churches/North_Hill.html





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