Great Cornard

Photo from Great Cornard

1 ancient pub

Ancient pubs are defined as those which are believed to have closed before the middle of the 19th century.

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Population (2011) of Great Cornard: 8908.

Local licensing authority for Great Cornard is Babergh.

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About Great Cornard

Great Cornard is essentially a sprawling housing estate near to Sudbury. The village saw a near trebling in population during the 1960s when it was used for London overspill.

Cornard was recorded in Domesday as "Cornierda". It appears on John Speed's 1610 map as "Cornerd mag".

There is a village sign, but our photographer has so far been unable to find out where it's hidden.

Abbas hall is an early aisled building dating from about 1250. Legend has it that a secret tunnel ran from the Highbury Barn pub to a convent at Abbas Hall.

Cornard wood, once painted by Gainsborough, is sadly no more.