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
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.