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)
Cornhill Community Diary
Cornhill Community Walk
Please join us for a 5 mile walk on Saturday, April 27th at 10am.
We will meet at Twizel Bridge and take in the 16th century bridge, Twizel Castle, the Till Viaduct, St. Cuthbert’s chapel, the site of the lost medieval village of Tillmouth and St. Cuthberts Farm. Crossing the A 698 at Harper Ridge, we will cross fields to Stickle Heaton before taking in the views from high ground between New Heaton and Melkington. We then follow the byway down to Melkington Farm to finish at Donaldson’s Lodge Chapel. Transport will be provided to take drivers the short distance back to Twizel Bridge.
Cornhill Community Diary
REMEMBRANCE DAY 11th NOVEMBER 2018
DONATIONS TO ARMED FORCES CHARITIES.
The Remembrance Day Service on the 100th anniversary of the ending of the First World War was held at St. Helen’s Church at 10.15am on Sunday, 11th November, followed by an Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial at 11.00am. In the evening, a procession was led by two Pipers from the Memorial to the beacon behind the Village Hall, where some short reflections on remembrance and peace were led by the Revd. John Carr, before the beacon was lit at 7.00pm, simultaneously with others across the country. Everyone present was then invited to the Hall for soup and cake.
Thanks to the great generosity of everyone participating in these events, donations amounting to £634.00 were collected and will be shared equally by
The Royal British Legion
Blesma, The Limbless Veterans charity.
New LED Lamppost Information
for Cornhill-on-Tweed and Donaldson's Lodge
UPDATE ON THE LED LIGHTING PROJECT IN CORNHILL AS AT 16 NOVEMBER 2018.
The lighting contractor for Northumberland County Council (NCC) was in Cornhill on Friday 16 November 2018 to complete the work at lighting columns 26CJ & 27CJ in the Main Road. This involved electrical connection work and the removal of old columns which were standing beside the new ones.
As regards other outstanding LED lighting issues, NCC has asked the contractors to complete a full survey of remaining works in the area and to provide NCC with a timescale for full completion. There are some pole boxes to complete (lantern changes and pole box renewal) and some construction work i.e. some remaining old columns to remove once the electrical supplies are transferred into the new columns.
The Parish Council has been promised a weekly update.
On another lighting matter, the Parish Council has arranged for the installation a light on the path from the roundabout to Station Gardens, which NCC have promised to do as quickly as they can.
Street Lighting Costs for Additional Items Available HERE
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Please help retired greyhounds!
I am collecting used postage stamps on behalf of the Retired Greyhound Trust - (Charity nos. 269668 and SC044047).
These can be sold to look after and find forever homes for retired greyhounds, many of whom would otherwise have to be put to sleep
The RGT collects all stamps (providing they are undamaged) from normal 1st and 2nd class UK stamps to foreign, special edition and first day covers.
Just tear the stamps off your envelopes leaving a quarter of an inch surround, and when you have a good pile of them, either email me on or phone 01890 820501, and as long as you are reasonably local, I will arrange to pick them up. Thank you.
Angela Hallam-Baker, Cornhill-on-Tweed
River Tweed Footpath
Parish Council's letter to the Berwick Advertiser of Thursday, August 10th 2017
Northumberland County Council
Household Waste Disposal - 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