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Cornsay, Durham

Historical Description

Cornsay, a township in Satley ecclesiastical parish, Durham, 6½ miles NE of Wolsingham, and 3 from Lanchester station on the N.E.R. Post town, Durham; money order office, Cornsay Colliery; telegraph office, Quebec. The area is now 3079 acres under an Order of 25 March, 1887, of which 800 are moorland; population, 2275. Viscount Boyne is lord of the manor. There are almshouses here-for six men and six women.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyCounty Durham 
Civil parishLanchester 
Poor Law unionLanchester 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Cornsay from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for County Durham is available to browse.


Online maps of Cornsay are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering county Durham online:

CountyCounty Durham
RegionNorth East
Postal districtDH7
Post TownDurham