• 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.

Corsley Parish Council

June Brief

The first meeting of the ‘new’ Parish Council took place on Monday 17 May at St Margaret's Church. This was the first meeting since the local government elections on the 6th May. The meeting was chaired by the previous Vice Chair, Mike Butler, who opened the meeting by welcoming those councillors who were new to the Parish Council; David Ball, Judith Selman and Alice Helliar.

The first item of business was the election of the Chair of the Parish Council and we are grateful that Mike Butler agreed to take the chair. Neil Carpenter was elected Vice Chair. For the Parish Council to operate in the most effective manner it has been customary for named councillors to take the lead in specific areas. The following roles were agreed:
Planning          Olly Hares/Alice Helliar
Streetscene     David Ball
Footpaths        Alice Helliar
OSPF              Judith Selman.
Further roles are likely to evolve as the needs of the parish are identified.

Planning application
PL/2021/03436 Proposed first floor extension/alteration to existing roof line and roof finish at 52 Dertford, Corsley, BA12 7NP.
No objection was raised to this application.

Co-option to the Parish Council
Following the elections, the Parish Council has two vacancies. It was agreed that the Parish Council would seek and fill the two vacancies by co-option. The current Parish Councillors are keen to encourage parishioners to apply with a view to contributing to the governance and progress of the parish. The vacancies will be advertised widely in the village along with the procedure to be followed by prospective co-optees. The notice will go up on the village notice boards, on the village Facebook page, The Bridge website and on page 24 of the June edition of The Bridge. Applications are to be received by 14th June with applications considered at an occasional meeting of the PC to take place on the evening of and immediately after the Annual Parish Meeting.

The payments and receipts statement for 2020/2021 had been approved at the meeting of 26 April. The audit has been arranged.

Replacement of the Corsley Heath bus shelter
Readers will know that this has featured a number of times in Parish Council meetings. The Parish Council make no apology for this. The bus shelter is in a prominent place in the ‘centre’ of the village and the council feel that any shelter should be in keeping and at the same time provide value for money. It was agreed that there should be further discussions on the materials to be used in its construction.

Annual Parish Meeting
It is hoped that the Annual Parish Meeting will be held in the week beginning 28th June. It is proposed to invite our new County Councillor, Bill Parkes, and a representativeof the Reading Room committee as the guest speakers. This is the opportunity for the village to hear what the PC has done on their behalf in the previous year and to voice any concerns and issues they may have. Details of the date and venue will be circulated when these have been finalised. IF the current government roadmap for getting back to some sort of normality remains then it will probably be in the Reading Room, if the existing rules remain then an alternative venue will be explored.

The Chair concluded the meeting with a tribute to those councillors who had stood down at the election. Their energy, commitment and professionalism were much appreciated and contributed significantly to the life of the village.

Dates of scheduled meetings
All meetings begin at 7.30pm, in the Lower Room, Corsley.

Annual Parish Meeting                   w/c 28th June (TBC)
Quarterly Meeting                           6th September (pending)
Quarterly Meeting                           6th December

John Willcox
Parish Clerk
01373 832171

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MyWilts online reporting

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Rubbish and recycling collections

June 2021

█ Black box recycling (glass)
Wednesday 2nd, 16th and 30th
█ Mixed dry recycling (blue)
Wednesday 2nd, 16th and 30th
█ Black bin
Monday 4th and 18th
█ Garden waste (green)
Wednesday 9th and 23rd
Visit Wiltshire Council for more information on what you can now recycle in your blue-lidded bin.

Wiltshire Mobile Library

Chapmanslade School
Arrives 1.45 pm, departs 2.30 pm

Wednesday 5th May
Wednesday 16th June
Wednesday 30th June
Wednesday 14th July
Wednesday 28th July
Wednesday 11th August
Wednesday 25th August
Wednesday 8th September
Wednesday 22nd September
Wednesday 6th October
Wednesday 20th October

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
mobile 07885 695534

Judith Selman
mobile 07746 119418

or connect via Facebook at
Corsley Wildflower Meadow Group

They'd love to hear from you!

Corsley Tennis Club