Cornforth – a short history, by Jane Hatcher

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    "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 of Durham, and Cornforth Moor was mentioned in old documents relating to the Palatinate of Durham in 1303, and Corneforth occurs in Bishop Hatfield’s Survey of 1382. The ford in question provided access to the Bishop’s fulling mill, later a corn watermill, on the Coxhoe Beck, which was still shown on 20th century Ordnance Survey maps. The old village of Cornforth developed irregularly around its large village green. The first edition of the 6 inch Ordnance Survey map of 1856 shows endowed schools for both boys and girls sited on and around the village green...."
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    Durham in Time
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