• Chicken Chasers' November Walk Beautiful scenery!
    The Chapmanslade Chicken Chasers enjoy a stroll in the winter sunshine. Join them for a walk every month - full information can be found in the magazine.
  • 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 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, 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 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.

Cinema Corsley


Cinema Corsley - Edie - 24th January 2019

Thursday 24th January
Corsley Reading Room
Doors open at 7 pm
film begins at 7.30 pm

No longer a full‐time carer, 83‐year old Edie (Sheila Hancock) takes on a challenge denied her for many years — climbing Scotland's Mt Suilven. With an old pack on her back, Edie leaves London for Inverness, where she meets a young camping shop owner who becomes a somewhat reluctant and unlikely walking companion. Forming a stereo‐typical odd couple, Edie encourages Jonny (Kevin Guthrie) to take every opportunity as it arises while he kits her out for the trip and helps her develop a taste for Strongbow cider.

Being shown in the season of New Year resolutions, tenacious Edie shows us the importance of focusing on life's quality amid the quantity and never giving up on our goals. Described as a gently‐paced, simple drama, telling an unapologetically sentimental tale, Hancock gives a poignant performance surrounded by the majesty of the Scottish Highlands. Carpe diem.

Refreshments and a licensed bar
Tickets £6 from Acres Supply (cash only please), or on the door.

Corsley Parish Council

Annual Parish Meeting

To be held in early March 2019 (date to be announced)
6.30pm, Corsley Reading Rooms

This YOUR meeting

This is the annual occasion when you have a chance to discuss the issues which you believe most affect the village.

The Parish Council is seeking suggestions for topics for the agenda from the village, including potential input from outside bodies or individuals from whom you may wish to hear. We will be inviting our Wiltshire Councillor, Fleur de Rhé‐Philipe to the meeting.

Please send any requests or ideas to your Parish Clerk, John Willcox by letter or email by
31 January.

Little Orchard, Lyes Green, Corsley
01373 832171

All Parish Councils in England are required by law to hold an Annual Parish Meeting. The meeting allows the council and local community organisations to explain what they have been doing over the last year and electors can have their say on anything which they consider is important to the people of the parish. Please note that this is not a Parish Council meeting, although it is chaired by the PC.

Corsley Parish Council

Len White Trust Fund

Bids for 2018/2019

The Trust Fund was set up in 1992 in memory of Len White, a prominent Corsley resident. Its basis was a donation from Len's estate and contributions from the village, with the intention of using the fund's limited interest to help pupils of Corsley School. Its secondary purpose, in the event of the school's closure, as now, is to disburse the income of the fund; ‘for the benefit of the children living in Corsley between the ages of five and eleven for educational purposes as the full Parish Council shall think fit’.

The Trustees of the Len White Fund (Corsley Parish Council), invite bids for the financial year 2019/20. Information and details required for any bids can be obtained from John Willcox, Parish Clerk (01371 832171). Bids should be submitted to John Willcox by 31st January, on paper to: Little Orchard, Lyes Green, Corsley, or by email to corsleypc_jdw@aol.co.uk

Corsley Parish Council

Bids for Donations and Grants
for 2019

Each year the Parish Council provides donation or grants to a variety of community and village organisations. In recent years these have included Corsley Reading Rooms, War Memorial Playing Field, Corsley and Chapmanslade Parochial Church Council, The Bridge, The Lane End telephone box project, Corsley Show, De‐fibrillator project and Corsley broadband.

The Parish Council budgets on spending a total of around £4000, from the annual precept money, in areas such as community groups, sports and recreation, open spaces, entertainment and local issues.

Donations and grants will be made on the basis of bids to help us spend this (your) money in appropriate areas. These should be by application to our Parish Clerk (he can provide the relevant forms) and include financial accounts where appropriate. Bids for defined projects are preferred , but this will not be to the exclusion of others. Bids should reach John Willcox on paper or by email by 31st January to corsleypc_jdw@aol.co.uk, Little Orchard, Lyes Green, Corsley, 01373 832171

Wiltshire Council
Highways Newsletter
November 2018

Wiltshire Council Highways Newsletter - January 2019

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. The November issue covers parking, drainage, sponsorship of roundabouts, highway flooding, energy saving lighting, etc.

Download or view a pdf of the newsletter here

Corsley Community Wildflower Meadow

Corsley Wildflower Meadow

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

Chris Johnson
mobile 07885 695534

Judith Selman
mobile 07746 119418

or connect with Facebook ‐ Corsley Wildflower Meadow Group

They'd love to hear from you!

Corsley Photo Archive

Help us tell Corsley's story!

Houses are altered, pulled down or extended; landscapes change, trees are cut down, hedges disappear and, because we live here all the time, these changes go un-noticed. These alterations, recorded in the odd snap here and there, are often in the background. This project has been set up to document and display those changes for posterity.

We would do this by scanning, archiving and displaying the photographs and building a website. If the photos have creases or are a bit faded we can retouch the scanned image and supply a rejuvenated copy. If you are interested in this idea and can help as part of a study group or by letting us see your photographs, then do please get in touch with Phil Plumb or Liz Garrett.

Philip Plumb
01373 832441
91 Lyes Green, Corsley

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).



  • Tuesday 1st

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

  • Monday 7th

  • Corsley Festival Choir rehearsals resume ‐ 7.15 pm, St Margaret’s Church

  • Thursday 10th

  • Corsley WI ‐ OPEN meeting ‘The Kennet & Avon Canal in Bath‘, with Gill Redman — 7.30 pm, Corsley Reading Room

  • Saturday 12th

  • Frome Inner Wheel ‐ Soup & Puds — 12 noon to 2 pm, Chapmanslade Village Hall

  • Thursday 17th

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

  • Wednesday 23rd

  • Corsley and Chapmanslade Churches 12.30 pm — 2 pm Light Bites Soup Lunch Corsley Reading Room

  • Thursday 24th

  • Parochial Church Council Meeting

  • Cinema Corsley ‐ ‘Edie’ — 7 for 7.30 pm, Corsley Reading Room

click here for more diary dates...

Rubbish and recycling collections

January 2019

█ Black box recycling
Saturday 5th, Thursday 17th and 31st
█ Black bin
Monday 7th and Friday 18th
█ Garden waste
Thursday 19th and Wednesday 23rd
█ Blue bin
Saturday 12th and Friday 25th
Visit Wiltshire Council for more information on what you can now recycle in your blue-lidded bin.

Wiltshire Council Mobile Library

Fortnightly on Wednesdays
from 1.30 to 2.30 pm
at Chapmanslade School

30 January
13 February
27 February
13 March
27 March
10 April
24 April
8 May
22 May
5 June

Corsley Tennis Club