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)
River Tweed Footpath
I have had numerous complaints from both sides of the border about the padlocked gates on the riverside path and am currently seeking the help of Lady Astor’s agent, the Tweed Forum, Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP and John Lamont MSP in trying to find a solution
In the meantime, don’t be intimidated and please continue to use the path if you can. Permission to do so was granted to Cornhill residents in June 2015 and has not been revoked. The following in blue text is taken from an email to the Parish Council from Neal Thompson of Edwin Thompson & Co., dated June 24th 2015.
Enjoy our lovely riverside, and if you encounter any problems, please report them to me on 01890 882668 or email:
Mick Plunkett (Chair, Cornhill Parish Council)
There is no public footpath along the beat, but the owner is perfectly happy to grant consent to local people from the village to walk up the private road provided they adhere to the countryside code, which I am sure they will have no problem with, viz:
· Walkers to stick to the actual road. We have had numerous problems with people swimming or swimming their dogs as anglers try to fish a pool – to such an extent that only three weeks ago one client left at lunchtime and drove home.
· Dogs to be kept on leads and fouling to be removed in the normal way. As you know, the boatmen spend a considerable amount of time strimming the banks and pathways and it is extremely unpleasant to strim dog waste.
· No litter.
Northumberland County Council
Household Waste Disposal - new Opening Hours
Berwick, North Road Industrial estate, TD15 1UN
open 7 days a week
Wooler, Brewery Lane, NE71 6QG
open Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday
1 November to 31 March 8am until 6pm
1 April to 31 October 8am until 7.30pm
New LED Lamppost Information
for Cornhill-on-Tweed and Donaldson's Lodge
Responses to Residents LED Questionnaires for Cornhill & Donaldson's Lodge
Available HERE (Opens as PDF)
Street Lighting Costs for Additional Items
Available HERE (Opens as PDF)
READ FULL DETAILS HERE (PDF)