Place:Cornholme, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

Coordinates53.7321°N 2.147°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England
Also located inYorkshire, England    
West Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoTodmorden, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandurban district and civil parish of which it was part 1894-1974
Calderdale, West Yorkshire, Englanddistrict municipality of which it has been a part since 1974
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Cornholme is a village within the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale, in West Yorkshire, England. It lies at the edge of Calderdale, on the boundary with Lancashire, and in the narrow Calder Valley about 2.5 miles (4 km) northwest of the larger village of Todmorden. The village is close to the A646 Burnley Road.

Cornholme was historically a part of Lancashire (reflected in the town's Oldham postcode), the former principal industries of most of the Upper Calder Valley being cotton weaving and the manufacture of textile accessories such as shuttles and bobbins. The village became part of the West Riding of Yorkshire on 1 January 1888 and part of the Borough of Todmorden, within the West Riding, on 2 June 1896.

Historically, Cornholme was in the ecclesiastical parish of Rochdale in Lancashire.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Rochdale. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance. GENUKI has omitted a description of Cornholme itself, perhaps in error.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Rochdale provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Cornholme.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time also provides links to three maps for what is now South Yorkshire, produced by the United Kingdom Ordnance Survey, illustrating the boundaries between the civil parishes and the rural districts at various dates. These maps all blow up to a scale that will illustrate small villages and large farms or estates.
  • Ordnance Survey West Riding 1888. The "Sanitary Districts (which preceded the rural districts) for the whole of the West Riding.
  • Ordnance Survey West Riding South 1900. The rural and urban districts, not long after their introduction. (the southern part of Bradford, the southern part of Leeds, the southern part of Tadcaster Rural District, the southern part of Selby, Goole Rural District, and all the divisions of Halifax, Huddersfield, Wakefield, Doncaster, Barnsley, Rotherham and Sheffield)
  • Ordnance Survey West Riding 1944. The urban and rural districts of the whole of the West Riding after the revisions of 1935.
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