• 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 Corsley 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, Cley 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 its 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 its 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, Cley 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 its 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 its chalk.

Public Path Diversion and Definitive Map and Statement Modification Order

Highways Act 1980 - Section 119

Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 - Section 53A (2)

The Wiltshire Council Corsley 37 Diversion and definitive map and statement modification order 2020.
This order is made by Wiltshire council (‘the authority’) under section 119 of the Highways Act 1980 (‘the 1980 Act’) because it appears to the authority that in the interests of the owner of the land crossed by the footpath described in paragraph 1 of this order it is expedient that the line of the path should be diverted.

This order is also made under section 53A(2) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (‘the 1981 Act’) because it appears to the authority that the Warminster and Westbury Rural District Council area definitive map and statement dated 1953 require modification in consequence of the occurrence of an event specified in section 53(3)(a)(i) of the 1981 Act, namely, the diversion (as authorised by this order) of a highway shown or required to be shown in the map and statement.

The applicant has agreed to defray any compensation which becomes payable in consequence of the coming into force of this order and any expenses which are incurred in bringing the new site of the path into a fit condition for used by the public.
Corsley Parish Council has been consulted as required by section 120(2) of the 1980 Act.

By this order:
1. The public right os way over the land situate south of Corsley House, Deep Lane, Corsley in the parish ofCorsley and shown by a bold continuous line on the plan contained in this order and described Part 1 of the Schedule to this order shall be stopped up on such date as the authority certifies that the work bringing the new site of the path into a fit condition for used by the double has been carried out and thereupon the Warminster and Westbury Rural District Council area definitive map and statement dated 1953 shall be modified by deleting from it that public right of way.
2. There shall at the end of 28 days from the date of confirmation of this order be an alternative public footpath over the land situate south of Corsley House, Deep Lane, Corsley in the parish of Corsley described in Part 2 of the Schedule and shown by a bold broken line on the plan contained in this order, and thereupon the Warminster and Westbury Rural District Council area definitive map and statement dated 1953 shall be modified by adding that path to it.
3. The Warminster and Westbury Rural District Council area definitive map and statement dated 1953 shall be modified as described in Part 3 of the Schedule to this order.

Schedule

Part 1
Description of site of existing path or way
That length of footpath leading from point A on the attached plan, at OS grid reference ST8270-4545 leading in a south easterly direction for approximately 244 metres to point B at OS grid reference ST 8284-4525.

Part 2
Description of site of new path or way
The length of footpath from point C on the attached plan, at OS grid reference ST 8269-4542, leading in a broadly southerly direction for approximately 164 metres to point D at ST8267-4527, had a width of 2 metres.

Part 3
Modification of Definitive Statement
Variation of particulars of path or way
Parish: Corsley
Path number: 37
Modified statement to read: FOOTPATH. From the Deep Lane, about 160 meters south south west of Corsley House, leading broadly south to the A362. Approximate length 174 metres, width 2 metres.
Modified under Section 53(3) as specified: 53(3)(a)(i).

Footpath-re-route-at-Corsley-House.jpg


Wiltshire.gov.uk

COVID‐19 — Regional testing sites

Drive‐through coronavirus testing facilities are now open at the Beehive Park & Ride, Salisbury and the Wroughton Park & Ride, Swindon as part of the Government's UK‐wide work to increase testing.

Anyone experiencing a new, continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss of or change in their normal sense of smell or taste, can book an appointment on the NHS website to be tested for whether they currently have coronavirus. Essential workers can book a test on the GOV.UK Essential Worker Self‐Referral Portal.

The testing facilities in Salisbury and Swindon, which are being piloted for the first few days of operation, are operated in partnership with Sodexo and will offer assisted and self‐administered tests. Those tested will receive their results within a few days.

In addition to the regional test sites, 116 mobile testing units operated by the Armed Forces travel around the UK to further increase access to coronavirus testing. They respond to need, travelling to test at sites including care homes, police stations and prisons. New units are being brought into operation each day.

The Government has also set up a home‐testing service, supported by Amazon's logistics network and other commercial partners. Home test kits can be delivered to your door so you can test yourself and your family without leaving the house.

To book a test:
Visit the NHS test booking website: nhs.uk

NHS online services
The NHS has created a ‘Health at Home’ campaign which signposts the public to the information they need to contact their GP, order repeat prescriptions, manage their wellbeing and existing conditions, by accessing online services.

Further information can be found at: www.nhs.uk/health-at-home


Wiltshire Council

Highways Newsletter
March 2020

Wiltshire Council Highways Newsletter March 2020

Each month, Wiltshire Councillor Bridget Wayman, the Cabinet member for Highways and Waste, produces a comprehensive newsletter with a plethora of useful information about the responsibilities and activities of the Highways and Streetscene.

Download or view a pdf of the newsletter here



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!

Corsley Parish Council

Planning Application

20/06851/FUL
(Proposed two-storey rear extension at 114 The Hollow, BA12 7PD)

To provide a larger family kitchen dining room, utility, ground floor WC and shower room, with additional double bedroom and ensuite above. On-site parking also to be improved as part of the works.

Comments to be received by Monday 30th September

If any resident of the Parish has any comments on these applications they wish to make the Parish Council aware of they should advise the Parish Clerk by email corsleypc_jdw@aol.com or on 01373 832171.


Planning Application Variation

Application Ref: 20/06136/VAR
(Longleat Lantern Display)

Application for Variation of Condition
Proposal: Variation of condition 1 of 19/09173/FUL that with the exception of the 2020/2021 season, the lantern displays will not be displayed prior to the 1st October and shall be removed from the site no later than 21st February. At Longleat Safari And Adventure Park, Longleat, Horningsham, BA12 7NW

Assigned Officer:
David Cox
01225 716774


Comments to be received by Friday 18th September 2020

Plans are available to view on our website at Wiltshire Council Planning Portal

Please be aware that supporting documentation for the application will be available to view online within 24 hours.

All comments received will be considered but it will not normally be possible to respond to them individually. Letters will be scanned and placed onto the Council's website so that you can view and check that your comments have been received.

Rubbish and recycling collections

September 2020

█ Black box recycling (glass)
Wednesday 19th and 23rd
█ Black bin
Friday 11th and 25th
█ Garden waste (green)
Wednesday 2nd, 16th and 30th
█ Mixed dry recycling (blue)
Wednesday 9th and 23rd
Visit Wiltshire Council for more information on what you can now recycle in your blue-lidded bin.

Corsley Community Wildflower Meadow

Corsley Wildflower Meadow

If you'd like to help out maintaining the wildflower meadow at the Old School Playing Field, please contact either Chris or Judith:

Chris Johnson
chrismajo@btinternet.com
mobile 07885 695534

Judith Selman
judithselman_m@hotmail.com
mobile 07746 119418

or connect via Facebook at
Corsley Wildflower Meadow Group

They'd love to hear from you!

Corsley Tennis Club