• Snowdrops in Dertford Woods, CorsleySnowdrops in Dertford Woods, Corsley
  • 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.

Longleat's 240‐room hotel and resort outline planning application now in the public domain

17/01124/OUT 240 bed hotel and water park (Hotel Resort)

Site address
Land south and south east of Tascroft Court and rorth of Cannimore track, Tascroft Court, Warminster, BA12 7RA.

Proposed development
Outline planning application (with all matters reserved except for access) for a new hotel resort (comprising Class C1, D1 and D2 uses); landscaping; highways infrastructure including car parking, new pedestrian and vehicular access and servicing arrangements; plant; associated development; and requiring: the stopping up, creation and improvement of footpaths, improvements to bridleways, site clearance works, the installation of new services and infrastructure, earthworks and engineering works, and other ancillary works and activities.

View all the documents submitted by Longleat in support of their outline planning application.

The proposed scheme comprises the following elements:
  • A 240 bed hotel
  • A 6,490m2 fully-integrated water park
  • 650m2 business conferencing facilities for up to 200 delegates
  • New strategic landscaped areas for formal and informal recreation ‐ to include animal encounter and immersive experiences
  • Multi‐purpose entertaining and ancillary buildings
  • Visitor and staff car parking
  • An improved access from Folly Lane from the A362.
Subject to planning approval, there is the potential for construction to start in 2017/18 and for the facility to open in 2019.

Corsley parish council will meet at 7 pm on Tuesday 28th February in Corsley Reading Room (Lower Room) to discuss the application.

Comments from the public about this outline planning application are invited by Wiltshire Council until Friday 10th March

The target date for a decision is Monday 8th May 2017.

More great news about the
broadband rollout!

As many of you will know, just before Christmas we signed a contract with BT Community Fibre Partnership for the provision of higher speed broadband to the last substantial part of the Corsley parish; that area which will be served from the cabinet by St Margaret's church. This followed an announcement a few days earlier that the Lyes Green area around Court Lane would, after all, be funded as part of the BDUK (Broadband UK)/Wiltshire Online project (WoL) funding. The contract could be signed quickly due to the generous donations from Longleat and the Elizabethan Evening, topped up by Corsley Parish Council.

The cabinets in the Heath and by the White Hart are being commissioned at present and if you go to the BT website you can check if your house is served by those cabinets and register your interest so you are advised as soon as orders are being taken www.communityfibre.bt.com/#linecheck

Some residents in the Heath area started getting communications from BT or their internet provider during the week of 15th January inviting them to sign up for the service. Use the above website to check if your property can place an order yet.

When the public meeting was held, it was clear that people were concerned that the village was being split into the 'haves' and 'have nots' as only about 60% of the parish was being provided with the capability. Since then the increased BDUK/WoL funding and this final signed contract now mean that, once all the installation is complete, effectively the whole parish will be able to connect if they so choose. On the current plans the last cabinet to be installed will be the Lyes Green one and that is currently scheduled for late 2018, but hopefully will be earlier.

To remind everyone the new service is only available to those who choose to pay the appropriate service fee to their Internet Service Provider (ISP) it will make no difference to those who remain on their current contract, they will continue to get their existing connection speeds.

Hugh Deed
(for Corsley Broadband Project Ltd) and Neil Britten (Chairman, Corsley Parish Council)
For more updates, please visit Corsley Broadband Project

Corsley Parish Council

Thursday 4th May

All nine seats on the Parish Council are up for election on this date.

Anyone on the Corsley electoral register may stand for election and nomination papers must be submitted by 4 pm, Tuesday 4th April.

Forms may be obtained from the Parish Clerk, John Willcox, by phone 01373 832171,
or by email

If there are nine or fewer nominations there will no ballot and all will be deemed elected.

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).



  • Thursday 2nd

  • Curry evening at the Cross Keys, Corsley

  • Saturday 4th

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

  • Silent Auction – Corsley and Chapmanslade Churches – 7 for 7.30 pm, Chapmanslade Village Hall

  • Tuesday 7th

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

  • Thursday 9th

  • Corsley WI ‐ a talk by Eve Tigwell, Corsley Reading Room

  • Ladies' Social Evening – 8 pm onwards, Royal Oak, Corsley

  • Saturday 11th

  • Valentine's Night celebration at the Cross Keys, Corsley

  • Thursday 16th

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

  • Cinema Corsley – Bridget Jones's Baby – 7 pm, Corsley Reading Room

  • Chapmanslade Parish Council. 7.30 pm Chapmanslade Village Hall

  • Wednesday 22nd

  • Lite Bites lunch – 12.30 pm, Corsley Reading Room

  • Thursday 23rd

  • Fizz and Chips evening at the Cross Keys, Corsley

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Rubbish and recycling collections

February 2017

█ Black box recycling
Thursday 2nd and 16th
█ Black bin
Friday 3rd and 17th
█ Garden waste (chargeable)
Wednesday 8th and 22nd
█ Blue bin
Friday 10th and 24th

Wiltshire Council Mobile Library

Fortnightly on Wednesdays
from 1.30 to 2.30 pm
at Chapmanslade School

1 March
15 March
29 March
12 April
26 April
10 May
24 May
7 June
21 June
5 July

Please note that the Mobile Library
no longer stops in Corsley