Welcome to the Cornhill-on-Tweed Community Website
The village of Cornhill lies on the Scottish border, approximately 1½ miles from Coldstream, and so is on the northerly edge of Northumberland. It was in ancient times known as Cornell. The parish carries the same name and incorporates Old and New Heaton and Tillmouth. The river Tweed runs eastward about a mile from the village, where there is an eighteenth century bridge with a span of five arches over the river. Agriculture plays a part here, with a rich soil that supports diverse crops such as turnips, beans, and a variety of grains.
Cornhill was, for political purposes, part of the county of Durham, but in 1844 by act of parliament was separated from it and then joined with Northumberland. The Anglican St. Helen's Church is dedicated to St. Helen, the mother of Constantine the Great, the first Christian Emperor. Legend says that it was erected in 1082AD, because Norham had become the property of Durham Cathedral. It has undergone rebuilding and restoration work both in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with the bell tower being added in 1840. The Church could boast a harmonium by 1856, when the choir was created. In addition to this, the rectory held a lending library of 300 volumes. There have been several gifts bestowed upon this church by the Earls and Countesses of Home, including stained glass windows, an organ, and a new font.
A school was raised in 1837, for the education of both boys and girls following the national system. The master's house was constructed in 1860, the land for both buildings being given by the Collingwoods. The school was enlarged and improved in 1868 at a cost of nearly £200. The school was closed however in 2012.
(Information supplied by Northumberland Communities NCC)
The Cornhill-on-Tweed Monthly Newsletter is available as a PDF on the Community Page
New affordable homes in Wooler
Nine new affordable homes for rent in Wooler will soon be available. Five apartments are in the Wheatsheaf building on the High Street, and four more at Roddam Dene House just off the High Street. All are designed for people aged 55 plus – being close to town centre shops, healthcare and other services.
Anyone interested in renting one of the properties needs to be registered on the Northumberland Homefinder website. Help with this is available at the Cheviot Centre in Wooler, telephone 01668 282406, as is more information. The first group of homes will go on the Homefinder site on December 11 and be ready for occupation early in the new year.
All the apartments are two-bedroomed apart from two at the Wheatsheaf which have one-bedroom. Some priority is being given to local people in Glendale who wish to down-size.
More information from GGT Trust director Tom Johnston, 01668 282412
All five apartments at the Wheatsheaf have now been let, and two of the four at Roddam Dene House have also been let, even though they will not be available until the middle of next month.
One ground floor and one upper floor apartment remain to be allocated. All apartments are designed for over 55's.
Cornhill Parish Council
Planning Application No: 14/02320/OUT
7 dwellings adjacent to Oaklea Lodge, Main Street, Cornhill-upon-Tweed.
NCC Planning Applications link: AVAILABLE HERE
St Helens Church, Cornhill
Will be open daily for residents and tourists to visit from 16th June 2014 onwards. Please come and take a look at our lovely church.
If you would like to join us for a service - visit the link on our "Community Page" for service times.