Site: Southill

Name:Southill [Also: South Hill ; Southhill] CISP No:SHILL
Place:Southill Grid Ref:SX 3288 7261 (GB)   Map
Parish:Southill Stones:1
County:Cornwall (Kernow) , England Saint(s):Samson
Site Type:Indeterminate

Site Notes

Southill parish church.

Okasha/1993, 264, notes that the stone was first recorded in the rector's garden, but it had been moved to there from `Pig's Court, a short distance below the Rectory'.

Thomas/1994, 231, states that this is a possible site for St Samson's monastery but he considers this unlikely on geographical grounds.

Thomas/1994, 278: `Six miles south-east from the adjoining rectory garden...As mentioned earlier the South Hill dedication to St Samson is interesting, at a now-isolated place that was the mother-church of Callington (and may have been a pre-Norman minster), but insufficient to allow any connection with the historic Samson and his Dumnonian visit (p. 266)'.