• View of Corsley from Cley Hill View from the hill
    The manor of Whitbourne was sold in 1544, on the dissolution of the Monastery of Maiden Bradley, together with lands in Bugley and Corsley, also belonging to the Monastery, to Richard Andrewes and John Howe for the sum of £1,094.
  • Maple leaves in Dertford Woods, CorsleyMaple leaves in Dertford Woods, Corsley
  • Panorama of Corsley Panorama of Corsley
    Dominating the local skyline, a walk up Cley Hill will reward you with some magnificent views for miles around!
  • Sheep and lambs in CorsleySheep and lambs in Corsley
  • Sunset over Lane End, Corsley Sunset over Lane End
    Lane End is one of the seven hamlets that, by the Middle Ages, Corsley had been divided into: Longhedge, Lyes Green, Corsley Heath and three Whitbournes. Corsley was unified after the Reformation when it was gradually acquired by the Thynnes. In turn they bought the three Whitbournes, Bugley, Corsley Manor, Huntenhall and Little Corsley. The name Corsley is obscure, but probably comes from the Old British ‘Cors’ meaning reeds or a swamp.
  • Spider's web with dew dropsSpider's web with dew drops
  • Corsley ManorCorsley Manor
    Manor Farm, Corsley is a fine example of a grade II* Elizabethan manor house. In 1539, the manor of Corsley was granted to Edward Seymour who leased it to his steward, John Thynne. Eventually, Thynne was granted the manor and lived at the present Manor Farm from 1563 to 1568 whilst building Longleat House. The Manor celebrated it's 450th birthday in 2013 with a lavish luncheon for all the villagers.
  • Clouds over CorsleyClouds over Corsley
  • St Margaret's Church, Corsley St Margaret's Church
    Originally named St. James's Chapel and built before the thirteenth century, it was changed to St. Margaret of Antioch's Church in 1786. By 1830 the original church was in a very poor state of repair and too small for the parish. A new church was designed by John Leachman and whilst the re-building was in progress, services were held in John Ball's malthouse. The new church consisted of just a nave and tower — there's no chancel. Inside, the pulpit survives from the old church and dates from c1700.
  • Meadows between Corsley and ChapmansladeMeadows between Corsley and Chapmanslade
  • View of Dertford and Lane End from Dertford WoodAONB and SLA
    Corsley stands within the Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Outlying parts of the village not covered by the AONB are in a Special Lansdscape Area spreading from Corsley Heath across to Chapmanslade Ridge.
  • Cley Hill from CorsleyCley Hill from Corsley
  • Dairy herd grazing at CorsleyFarming
    Sitting on a fertile mix of clay and sandy soil, the farmland surrounding the village makes ideal grazing for both dairy and beef herds.
  • Flooding at Redford Water fordFlooding at Redford Water ford
  • St Mary's Church, CorsleySt Mary's Church
    In 1899 Mary Barton, of Corsley House, died and left £10,000 in her will for the purchase of a piece of land at Whitbourne Temple. She wanted an Anglican ‘chapel of ease’ built in memory of her husband and son. Opened in 1903, W H Stanley of Trowbridge designed the chapel in the Arts and Crafts gothic style – the interior retains many of it's original fittings.
  • Trees on the A362 at CorsleyTrees on the A362, Corsley
  • Cley Hill Cley Hill
    A scheduled ancient monument and declared a Site of Special Scientific Interest in 1975 and rising some 80m above the surrounding land, the hill is home to many plant and animal species having a nationally restricted distribution (a bit rare!). Covering more than 65 acres it is also significant for it's geology and archaeology: formed by ancient seas it has been shaped by man from prehistoric times right through to the 19th century when it was quarried for it's chalk.
  • Down the lane to Corsley MillDown the lane to Corsley Mill
  • Cley Hill Cley Hill
    A scheduled ancient monument and declared a Site of Special Scientific Interest in 1975 and rising some 80m above the surrounding land, the hill is home to many plant and animal species having a nationally restricted distribution (a bit rare!). Covering more than 65 acres it is also significant for it's geology and archaeology: formed by ancient seas it has been shaped by man from prehistoric times right through to the 19th century when it was quarried for it's chalk.

Urgent plea for more litter pickers

In view of the departure of two litter pickers and shortly a third, the group keeping Corsley clean and tidy is now too small to keep going alone. So to those who feel aggrieved that so much litter is thrown onto our verges and lay-bys, could we ask for more help just for about an hour a month which does actually result in a feeling of great satisfaction! It is a worthwhile community effort.

We meet opposite the Royal Oak at 10am on the first Saturday in the month. For more information, please ring Cath Aylesbury on 832603.


Corsley Show 2017 Corsley Show Little Cuckoo shape

Class 95:
Little Cuckoo shape

For children aged under 5 on the day of the Show

Download and print out this pdf (maximum size A4).

You could make a collage with things you can find in the garden (leaves, seeds or other natural material) or the larder (pasta, lentils, pulses, etc); but always get mum, dad or your guardian to help you though!

The Little Cuckoo shape can also be downloaded from the Corsley Show website, so get your friends to have a go too!


Some homes in Corsley now able to receive superfast broadband!

By the end of 2018, most residents of Corsley will have access to a much improved broadband service. For most homeowners, this means at least 24Mbps and for some, even better speeds of up to 80Mbps! Latest news

23rd June — Deep Lane
Power to the much anticipated box at Deep Lane/A362 should be laid by September, with cabinet installation and commissioning following shortly after. Early indications are that customer orders from those to be served by this cabinet may be able to be taken service providers by end September/early October.

23rd June — St Margaret's Church
It is hoped to have a date for the power upgrade to the St Margaret's Church cabinet soon (hopefully during July), with installation and commissioning happening soon after.

For local updates visit Corsley Broadband Project



Reporting grounds, cleaning and local highway issues to Wiltshire Council

To ensure issues are addressed it is vital that reports are made through the ‘MyWiltshire’ system – accessed either by: If using the website or Apps, you can upload a photograph for a more immediate and accurate assessment of the priority need.

What can I report?

  • Bus shelters
  • Car parks
  • Council furniture and signs
  • Dead animal in the road or on the verge
  • Dog mess
  • Flooding
  • Fly-posting
  • Fly-tipping
  • Footpaths (pavements) and kerbs
  • Graffiti
  • Grass, weeds, hedges and shrubs
  • Materials on road
  • Mud on road


  • Needles and syringes
  • Oil/debris on the road
  • Pedestrian crossing
  • Playgrounds
  • Potholes
  • Public toilets
  • Public litter bins
  • Public right of way
  • Roads, drains and manholes
  • Salt bins
  • Street lighting
  • Street litter and sweeping
  • Traffic lights
  • Trees

These services now depend entirely upon active reporting and follow-up

Don't expect things to be fixed
if YOU don't report it!


Want to find out about roadworks?

Click here and choose ‘Interactive Roadworks Map’ to view the current status of all roadworks being carried out by the Council and the utility companies (e.g. gas, electricity, water).

WHAT'S ON?

August

  • Tuesday 1st

  • Village Coffee Morning – 10 am ‐ 12 noon, Corsley Reading Room

  • Saturday 5th

  • Corsley litter pick – 10 am, meet opposite the Royal Oak

  • Elizabethan Evening presents ‘The Mikado’, Manor Farm, Corsley

  • Sunday 6th

  • Croquet & Cream Teas – 2.30 pm to 6 pm, Chapmanslade Village Hall

  • Thursday 10th

  • Corsley WI – 7.30 pm, Corsley WI Flower, Produce and Handicraft Show

  • Saturday 12th

  • Fun Day at the Cross Keys, Lyes Green, Corsley – 12 noon to 6 pm

  • Thursday 17th

  • Church and Community Coffee Morning – 10 am ‐ 12 noon, Three Horseshoes Chapmanslade

  • Monday 21st

  • Fish and Chips at the Cross Keys, Lyes Green, Corsley

  • Sunday 27th

  • Songs of Praise and lunch – starts at 11am followed by a ‘bring and share’ lunch at the Showground

  • Pub Quiz – 6pm, Cross Keys, Corsley

  • Bank Holiday Monday 28th

  • Corlsey Show!

click here for more diary dates...

Corsley Show stewards

STEWARDS WANTED!

Do you have just an hour to spare to help out at the Corsley Show? If so, we'd love to hear from you! We really need help with manning the entry gates and to patrol the site providing low‐level security and to ensure the safety of the public.

If you would like to help out with stewarding the site, please contact Jim Wheeler on 01373 832761 or send him an email

If you would like to help out on the gate, please contact Treeve Moss on 01373 832132 or send him an email

For just one hour's help, you'll have FREE entry to the Show for the rest of the day!

Corsley
Litter Pickers.
New volunteers needed!

Meet opposite the Royal Oak at 10 am on the first Saturday of each month

The next ‘pick’ is on
Saturday 2nd September

Do come along and help keep
our village beautiful!
(All equipment supplied)

Wiltshire Council Parish Newsletter

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Download a pdf of the weekly Parish Newsletter to keep up-to-date with all the latest news, consultations and information from Wiltshire Council.

Rubbish and recycling collections

August 2017

█ Black box recycling
Thursdays 3rd, 17th and 31st
█ Black bin
Fridays 4th and 18th
█ Garden waste (chargeable)
Wednesdays 9th and 23rd
█ Blue bin
Fridays 11th and 25th

Wiltshire Council Mobile Library

Fortnightly on Wednesdays
from 1.30 to 2.30 pm
at Chapmanslade School

2017
30th August
13th September
27th September
11th October

Please note that the Mobile Library
no longer stops in Corsley