• 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.
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!

The Elizabethan Evening goes oriental...
The Mikado

In the town of Titipu, flirting has been made illegal. The penalty is death. Too bad then, that the main culprit is the Lord High Executioner Ko‐Ko, who wishes to marry his beautiful young ward Yum‐Yum, and who has no intention of executing himself.

So when Nanki‐Pu, a wandering minstrel, decides to end it all because his own love for Yum‐Yum is doomed, Ko‐Ko has the perfect candidate for execution. Except that Yum‐Yum, by tradition, would have to be executed with Nanki‐Pu!

To cap it all, Nanki‐Pu turns out to be the Mikado's own son. And the Mikado himself is about to arrive on a state visit to Titipu.

To learn what happens next, you'll have to come along to the evening...

7.30pm, Saturday 5th August
Manor Farm, Corsley, BA12 7QE

Adult £14, Child (5-16) £7
Supper* £8 (mild Japanese chicken curry followed by local strawberries and cream)

01373 832113      claire@manorfarmcorsley.com

Gates open at 5.30 pm
Two-course sit-down supper served by serfs and wenches from 6 pm to 7 pm
(or bring your own picnic)
Performance starts at 7.30 pm
*Pre-performance supper must be booked in advance
ALL seating provided. Licenced bar. Tea and coffee during the interval.
Tickets are non-refundable


Fantastic news...
Even more homes in Corsley are now able to receive superfast broadband!

The Lane End and Corsley Heath cabinets have both been commissioned and now even more properties are able to get superfast broadband, visit BT's Line Checker to find out if
your home can be upgraded. Please note that you will have to upgrade your service (and invetitably cough up more loot) to enjoy the benefits of superfast broadband.

So far, homes in these postcodes are superfast-enabled:
BA12... 7NE, 7NR, 7NS, 7PE, 7PF, 7PG, 7PH, 7PJ, 7PN, 7PW, 7NX

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).



  • Saturday 3rd

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

  • Monday 5th

  • Corsley Parish Council – quarterly meeting – 7.30 pm, Corsley Reading Room

  • Tuesday 6th

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

  • Thursday 8th

  • Evening Walk – 7 pm, start at the Royal Oak, Corsley

  • LadiesŐ Social Evening – 8 pm onwards, Royal Oak, Corsley

  • Saturday 10th

  • Chapmanslade Explorer Trail – 10 am ‐ 4.30 pm

  • Saturday 11th

  • Horningsham Village Fayre – 11 am ‐ 4 pm, Horningsham Village Hall

  • Thursday 15th

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

  • Chapmanslade Parish Council – 7 pm Chapmanslade Village Hall

  • Corsley WI – 7.30pm, Corsley Reading Room, Open Meeting, ‘Ladies of the Court’ by Andrew Campbell

  • Sunday 25th

  • Pub Quiz – 6pm, Cross Keys, Corsley

click here for more diary dates...

Corsley Show stewards


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!

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 1st July

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

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Rubbish and recycling collections

June 2017

█ Black box recycling
Thursdays 8th and 22nd
█ Black bin
Fridays 9th and 23rd
█ Garden waste (chargeable)
Wednesdays 14th and 28th
█ Blue bin
Fridays 1nd, 16th and 30th

Wiltshire Council Mobile Library

Fortnightly on Wednesdays
from 1.30 to 2.30 pm
at Chapmanslade School

21st June
5th July
19th July
2nd August
16th August
30th August
13th September
27th September
11th October

Please note that the Mobile Library
no longer stops in Corsley