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For the surname, see Cornforth (surname).
Cornforth is located in County Durham
 Cornforth shown within County Durham
Population 2,501 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference NZ313343
Unitary authority County Durham
Ceremonial county County Durham
Region North East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Ferryhill
Postcode district DL17
Dialling code 01740
Police Durham
Fire County Durham and Darlington
Ambulance North East
EU Parliament North East England
UK Parliament Sedgefield
List of places
County Durham

Coordinates: 54°42′10″N 1°30′56″W / 54.70288°N 1.51551°W / 54.70288; -1.51551

Cornforth is a village in County Durham, England. It is situated a short distance to the north-east of Ferryhill.

Before the middle part of the Victorian era, when coal mining was at its height in County Durham, Cornforth was in the parish of Bishop Middleham.

Thomas Hutchinson (bap. 1698, d. 1769) was a classical scholar, born in Cornforth and baptised there on 17 May 1698.

Village green and church at Cornforth


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 8 July 2015. 

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