West Cornforth is a village in County Durham, in England. It is situated to the south of Cornforth, near the A1(M) motorway, Ferryhill and Spennymoor. It is referred to locally as "Doggie" possibly due to the production of dog iron there in the past though this etymology is disputed.
The village was recently awarded 'Calor Durham Village of the Year'
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West Cornforth got its nickname Doggie, because the iron foundry produced the 'DOGS' which held the railway lines to the sleepers