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Great Cornard

Coordinates: 52°01′28″N 0°44′59″E / 52.02453°N 0.74966°E / 52.02453; 0.74966

Great Cornard
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'Five Bells' inn, Great Cornard,
Population 8,060 (2005)[1]
OS grid reference TL887398
District Babergh
Shire county Suffolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SUDBURY
Postcode district CO10
Dialling code 01787
Police Suffolk
Fire Suffolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament South Suffolk
List of places

Great Cornard is a large village located just outside Sudbury, in Suffolk, England.


The area now called Great Cornard has been occupied since pre-history, with evidence of Palaeolithic, Bronze Age and Roman settlements in the parish. The village is accounted for in the Domesday Book as the manor Cornard.

The village was consistently a small one until the 20th century. Following the turn of the century the population steadily increased and a council estate was built in the 1960[2]s. In the 1950s and 60s the village was greatly expanded following the County of London Plan, with the village taking in London overspill. By the beginning of the 21st century the population of Great Cornard was approaching that of the town of Sudbury.

Modern Great Cornard

The village is governed by Great Cornard Parish Council, and is home to a number of schools including Great Cornard Upper School, Great Cornard Middle School, Wells Hall Primary School and Pot Kiln Primary School. The Upper School also houses the village's sports centre. On the outskirts of the village lies Cornard Country Park, a nature reserve containing wild flower meadows and woodland.

Sport & Leisure

Great Cornard has a Non-League football club Cornard United who play at Blackhouse Lane.

The village is also the homes of the hockey and rugby union teams for neighbouring Sudbury.


Secondary education is provided by Great Cornard Upper School and Great Cornard Middle School. On leaving primary school, children join Great Cornard Middle School, aged 9. The school educates around 460 children up to age 13. At 13 they transfer to Great Cornard Upper School, that educates about 800 students, aged 13-18, with a sixth form.[3]

Notable residents

Former Arsenal footballer, Perry Groves grew up in Great Cornard, playing for youth team Cornard Dynamos as a boy.[4]

See also


  • The Great Cornard Information Website - Cornard History


External links

  • Great Cornard Information website
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