Cornhill-on-Tweed

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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

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.

History[edit]

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

Religion[edit]

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]

Transport[edit]

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.

Education[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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 links[edit]

Media related to Cornhill-on-Tweed at Wikimedia Commons