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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ancient County||County Durham|
|Poor Law union||Lanchester|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Cornsay from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Cornsay)
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:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering county Durham online: