Cornhill-on-Tweed

Cornhill-on-Tweed is a small village and civil parish in Northumberland, England about 1 mile (1.6 km) to the east of Coldstream, Scotland. The hamlets of West Learmouth and East Learmouth are located to the south and west of the village respectively.

Cornhill-on-Tweed
Cornhill-on-Tweed is located in Northumberland
Cornhill-on-Tweed
Cornhill-on-Tweed
Location within Northumberland
Population347 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceNT865395
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCORNHILL-ON-TWEED
Postcode districtTD12
Dialling code01890
PoliceNorthumbria
FireNorthumberland
AmbulanceNorth East
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Northumberland
55°38′53″N 2°12′58″W / 55.648°N 2.216°W / 55.648; -2.216Coordinates: 55°38′53″N 2°12′58″W / 55.648°N 2.216°W / 55.648; -2.216

HistoryEdit

A mile north-west of the village, on a spur above the River Tweed are the earthwork remains of Cornhill Castle. At the west end of the village, Cornhill House, a private residence is also thought to have originated as a castle, archaeological work was carried out on and around the building in 2019 by AAG Archaeology.

 
Cornhill Castle mound

ReligionEdit

In the center of the town lies St Helen's Church, part of the parish of Cornhill-on-Tweed. Its sister churches are in Carham and Branxton. A church has resided on the site since Saxon times. Local legend has it that in 1840, when the Church was enlarged, an 8 ft man was found buried under the nave.[2]

TransportEdit

Cornhill-on-Tweed lies at a junction of the A697 and A698 roads - the latter linking to Berwick-upon-Tweed, the nearest significant town, some 13 miles (21 km) away.

EducationEdit

The Cornhill School was built in 1837 and closed in 2012. Pupils from the village now attended schools nearby.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  2. ^ http://www.cornhill-on-tweed.co.uk/index.php/st-helens-church
  3. ^ "Cornhill-on-Tweed". Retrieved 9 July 2016.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Cornhill-on-Tweed at Wikimedia Commons