Little Cornard

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Little Cornard
Little Cornard All Saints church - - 1916631.jpg
All Saints Church
Little Cornard is located in Suffolk
Little Cornard
Little Cornard
Location within Suffolk
Population286 (2011)[1]
Civil parish
  • Little Cornard
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSUDBURY
Postcode districtCO10
Dialling code01787
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
List of places
52°01′05″N 0°46′08″E / 52.018°N 0.769°E / 52.018; 0.769Coordinates: 52°01′05″N 0°46′08″E / 52.018°N 0.769°E / 52.018; 0.769

Little Cornard is a village and civil parish in Suffolk, England. Located around 0.5 miles (0.8 km) from its larger sibling, Great Cornard, on the B1508 road between Sudbury and Colchester, it is part of Babergh district, and has a population of 305,[2] reducing to 286 at the 2011 Census. The parish also includes the hamlet of Workhouse Green.

The parish's eastern boundary is the River Stour (also Suffolk's border with Essex). The parish is also home to the Cornard Mere Site of Special Scientific Interest, and the Appletree Wood and Mumford Wood wildlife sites.

Hymn tune[edit]

The village also gives its name to a hymn tune by Martin Shaw, used for singing Charles E. Oakley's hymn Hills of the North, Rejoice[3] and for Lord of our Growing Years[4] by David Mowbray.

Train accident[edit]

On 17 August 2010, several people were injured, four seriously, when a train collided with a sewage truck in the village. The two-carriage passenger train collided with the truck at around 17:35 BST.[5]

Dragon legend[edit]

There is a legend that on 26 September 1449 a fight between two dragons took place on a meadow by the River Stour. One dragon was black and came from Kedington Hill, Suffolk, the other was red and came from Ballingdon Hill, Essex. After an hour's fighting the red dragon won, and both went back to their hills. The site of the mythical battle is known locally as Sharpfight Meadow.[6]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 24 August 2016.
  2. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Babergh Retrieved 18 August 2010
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  5. ^ "Suffolk Train and Lorry Level Crossing Smash Injures 21". BBC News Online. 17 August 2010. Retrieved 18 August 2010.
  6. ^ Ash, Russell (1973). Folklore, Myths and Legends of Britain. Reader's Digest Association Limited. p. 241. ISBN 9780340165973.

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