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Yorkshire, Lancashire
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Cornholme, 2009
Grid reference: SD904263
Location: 53°43’59"N, 2°8’49"W
Post town: Todmorden
Postcode: OL14
Dialling code: 01706
Local Government
Council: Calderdale
Calder Valley

Cornholme is a village in the narrow Calder Valley on the borders of the West Riding of Yorkshire and Lancashire. It sits about two and a half miles north-west of Todmorden. It is contiguous with the village of Portsmouth in Lancashire, with both sharing facilities.

The River Calder, forming the border between Lancashire and Yorkshire, flows along the west side of the A646 Burnley Road through the village, albeit culverted for much of its length.

Cornholme railway station served the village between 1878 and 1938. It was opened by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway in July 1878 (nearly thirty years after the line itself)[1] and closed by the LMS on 26 September 1938.[2] The line remains in use for passenger trains between York/Leeds and Blackpool, which run non-stop between Hebden Bridge and Burnley, and also for trains between Manchester and Blackburn, via Todmorden.

The former principal industries of most of the Upper Calder Valley were cotton weaving and the manufacture of textile accessories such as shuttles and bobbins.

Cornholme is the location of a number of scenes in the 2004 film My Summer of Love.


  1. Tuffrey, Peter (2011). West Yorkshire Railway Stations from Aberford to Yeadon. Stroud: Amberley. p. 37. ISBN 9781445603070. 
  2. Magill, Peter (27 June 2011). "Cornholme villagers bid for new rail station". Lancashire Telegraph. Retrieved 3 January 2016. 

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