• 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

The deadline for comments from the public to Wiltshire Council ref this outline planning application has now expired

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.

Comments from the public about this outline planning application were required by Friday 10th March. To make any comments, the public will have to wait until Longleat submit their full planning application.

The target date for a decision on the outline planning application is Monday 8th May 2017.

Church Electoral Roll – an explanation and invitation!

The Church Electoral Roll is the formal list of members of the Church of England who are entitled to vote at the Annual Church Meeting. It facilitates democracy in the Church which we believe is just as important as it is in any other sphere.

Most importantly it helps us keep in touch with our congregation and offer appropriate pastoral care.

We warmly welcome applications to join from anyone who is not already on the roll but is eligible. Most baptised worshippers aged 16 or over will be eligible.

Application forms can be found near the entrance to all our churches or can be obtained from any of the officers of the Church or from the Electoral Roll Officer: Michael Taylor, 65 Dertford, Corsley, Warminster BA12 7NS, 01373 832566 or by email

In order to be on the roll for the Annual Meeting on 25th April, new applications will need to be received by Sunday 9th April because we are required to close off the roll for a period beforehand.

Michael Taylor

Corsley Parish Council
Election of Councillors

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 current councillors will be deemed elected.

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 4th

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

  • Lent Walk 1 (see magazine for details)

  • Chapmanslade’s Little Village Litter Pick – 2.30 ‐ 3.30pm, The Three Horseshoes

  • Tuesday 7th

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

  • Thursday 9th

  • Corsley WI ‐ Annual Meeting and ‘Jewellery Making’ – 2 pm, Corsley Reading Room

  • Chapmanslade Parish Council. 7.30 pm Chapmanslade Village Hall

  • Saturday 11th

  • Lent Walk 2 (see magazine for details)

  • Monday 13th

  • Corsley Annual Parish Meeting – 7.30 pm, Corsley Reading Room

  • Thursday 16th

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

  • Cinema Corsley ‐ ‘Allied’ – 7 for 7.30 pm, Corsley Reading Room

  • Saturday 18th

  • Chapmanslade Barn Dance –
    7 for 7.30 pm, Chapmanslade village hall

  • Wednesday 22nd

  • Lite Bites lunch – 12.30 pm,
    Corsley Reading Room

  • Lent Walk 3 (see magazine for details)

  • Thursday 23rd

  • Mains gas supply discussion night
    6.30 ‐ 9.30 pm, Chapmanslade village hall

  • Saturday 25th

  • Cley Hill Stompers ‐ Up the Stompers!
    The Three Horseshoes, Chapmanslade

click here for more diary dates...

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Rubbish and recycling collections

March 2017

█ Black box recycling
Thursday 2nd, 16th and 30th
█ Black bin
Friday 3rd, 17th and 31st
█ 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

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