Cornforth


CornforthCornforth and West Cornforth are adjoining villages near Ferryhill in County Durham. Old Cornforth dates to at least 1196, when it was recorded as Corneford, probably meaning 'Ford of the Cranes' because of its location as the site of a ford crossing the river by a mill owned by the Bishop of Durham. The village of West Cornforth dates back to 1857 and grew in association with coal mining, especially with the opening of Thrislington Colliery, which operated up to 1967.
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Cornforth Community Centre

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Cornforth Wesleyan Chapel

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Cornforth Post Office

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High Street, Cornforth

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The Flintlock Inn, Cornforth

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Cornforth – a short history, by Jane Hatcher
- "The place‐name has been interpreted as meaning ‘the ford of the cranes’ from the Old English words cran and forth. The area came within the jurisdiction of the Bishop ...

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Cornforth Colliery

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Thrislington Colliery (1835-1967)
- also known as West Cornforth Colliery

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Local History: Cornforth (County Durham)
- "The small parish of Cornforth was formed in 1868 out of the larger parish of Bishop Middleham. The first record of the village dates to 1196, when it was recorded ...

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Cornforth Village Green and Church

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