"CORNHILL is a chapelry, township and village, the property of Sir F. Blake, Bart., and others. The township contains an area of 4,746 acres, and its population in 1801, was 668; in 1811, 725; in 1821, 863; in 1831, 765; in 1841, 823; and in 1851, 973 souls. History is almost silent with regard to the former possessors of this manors. The Greys were the proprietors at the commencement of the reign of Edward I., and we also find that the Swinhowes and Herons held lands here. THE VILLAGE of Cornhill is pleasantly situated ten miles north-west of Wooler, and one mile and a half east by south of Coldstream. THE CHURCH, OR CHAPEL, dedicated to St. Helen, is a neat edifice, and enjoys all the privileges of a parish church." [From History, Topography, and Directory of Northumberland, Whellan, 1855].
"CORNHILL, a chapelry in the parish of Norham, hundred of Norhamshire, in the county of Northumberland (formerly in Durham), ....."(The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Colin Hinson ©2003]