Wikipedia: Cornsay
Keys to the Past HER: D6770
Grid sq: NZ1443

Cornsay, County Durham


 

Cornsay is a hamlet and civil parish in County Durham, England. The population of the Civil Parish taken at the 2011 census was 1,128. It is 6 miles (9.7 km) southeast of Consett and 7 miles (11 km) southwest of Durham. It consists of nineteen dwellings, including four farms & is the home of Greenacres Nudist club. All formerly belonged to Ushaw College for the training of Catholic priests, hence the organised nomenclature. East and West Farms are now in private hands as homes but the other two are still active, South Farm run by the Suddes family and North Farm by the Tweddle family.

On the village green is the enigmatic "draw well": on first look a bus shelter but, on closer inspection, a building with a 17th-century dedication. It was once the main source of water for the village, and later a site for the sale of paraffin at a time when the village was larger. It was restored in 2007 by the removal of a breeze-block infill that had blocked the doorway and now has a new wrought-iron gate that allows inspection of the interior of the building.

See also Cornsay Colliery.

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The Black Horse, Cornsay village

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Village green, Cornsay

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Village draw well, Cornsay

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Road south from Cornsay

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Centre of Cornsay village

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Village sign for Cornsay

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Inkerman Road in Cornsay near the former Black Horse PH

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Workshop at Cornsay

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Looking east along the main street in Cornsay

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Old well, Cornsay

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Former pub in Cornsay

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North Farm, Cornsay

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Footpath off Front Street, Cornsay

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Another one gone!

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Local History: Cornsay (County Durham)
- "The village of Cornsay lies midway between Lanchester and Tow Law. It is often known locally as Old Cornsay, as nearby is the small pit village of Cornsay Colliery. The ...

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Cornsay Colliery (village), County Durham
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Cornsay Colliery (village), County Durham

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