• 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.

Road Closure

Picket Post
(above Crockerton turn)
Friday 27th November
(one night, 7pm to 12 midnight)

Wiltshire Council have given notice that the following length of road will be closed to all traffic in the interests of public safety to enable Wiltshire Council to carry out carriageway reactive patching and associated works:
Picket Post (from the turning to Crockerton) for a distance of approximately 100m in a southerley direction.
The closure and diversion route will be clearly indicated by signs. Access will be maintained for residents and businesses where possible, although delays are likely due to the nature of the works.

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks

Register for Priority Services

We're the people who look after the wires and cables that bring electricity to communities throughout the north of Scotland and central southern England. We're not the company who sends you electricity bills ‐ our job is to maintain and repair the electricity networks. It's also our job to fix power cuts as quickly and safely as possible.

You may want to be on our register if you:
  • • Are deaf or hard of hearing
  • • Have a disability
  • • Live with children under five
  • • Are blind or partially sighted
  • • Have a chronic illness
  • • Use medical equipment/aids reliant on electricity
  • • Are over 60
  • • Temporarily need extra support

Be Ready Together

Join the register

If you would like more information about how to register
for the Priority Services, download the pdf (including the
form) from SSEN by clicking the image ►

Download a pdf of how to register for Priority Services


New three‐tier local COVID‐19 restrictions explained

A three‐tier system of local restrictions to curb the transmission of COVID‐19 has been introduced in England. The new system will see different parts of the country placed under varying restrictions depending on their rates of infection.

The restrictions in each tier are:
Follow the rule of six if meeting indoors or outdoors
Pubs and restaurants to shut at 10pm.

No household mixing indoors
Rule of six will apply outdoors
Pubs and restaurants to shut at 10pm.

Very High
No household mixing indoors or outdoors in hospitality venues or private gardens
Rule of six applies in outdoor public spaces like parks
Pubs and bars not serving meals will be closed
Guidance against travelling in and out of the area
Further measures which may be agreed locally.

What tier is Wiltshire in?
Wiltshire is currently in the medium (lowest) tier of the COVID‐19 alert levels. This means current restrictions will stay the same. Please help to keep the rate of transmission low by continuing to:
Follow the Hands, Face, Space guidance: wash your hands often and thoroughly, wear a face mask in enclosed spaces and keep two metres apart or one metre+ with a face covering or other protection
Follow the rule of six if meeting indoors or outdoors.

Self isolate if:
you develop symptoms
you have tested positive for COVID‐19
someone in your support bubble has symptoms or tested positive
you're told to self‐isolate by NHS Test and Trace or the NHS COVID‐19 app. It is now a legal requirement to do so
you arrive in the UK from a country with a high COVID‐19 risk.

Protect your loved ones with the official NHS COVID‐19 contact tracing app
Use the app to scan QR codes in shops and restaurants so the app can let you know if you come into direct contact with someone who later tests positive. All your data is held locally on your phone.
It's the fastest way of knowing when you're at risk from coronavirus (COVID‐19). The quicker you know, the quicker you can alert your loved ones, and your community. The more of us that use it, the better we can control coronavirus.

Please download the app by visiting the official NHS site: www.nhs.uk
You can also download the COVID‐19 app via the App Store (Apple) or Google Play (Android) as long as your phone software is recent enough to support it ‐ find out by visiting the app download provider for your device.

Test and trace support payment
If you are on a lower income and are required to self‐isolate because of COVID‐19, you may be eligible for a support payment of £500, payable in a lump sum. If applicable, this can be backdated to 28th September. The scheme was introduced by Government and will be administrated locally by Wiltshire Council.

Wiltshire Council COVID-19 Local Outbreak Management Plan

Rural Services Network

Rural Funding Digest
November 2020

Rural Funding Digest

The monthly bulletin from the Rural Services Network highlighting a selection of current funding opportunities. Visit the website here

MyWilts online reporting

MyWilts is the new way to send reports to Wiltshire Council and replaces the MyWiltshire app.

What can I report using MyWilts?
Abandoned vehicles
Fly Tipping
Weather emergencies
Dog mess

Over time more services will be added to MyWilts, making it simpler, quicker and easier to access the services digitally, when you choose to.

Why should you register for an account?
If you register for an account, you will receive updates as the case you reported progresses. You will also have access to view your historical cases and will be able to access additional services.

Using your mobile device?
You can download the new app now from the App Store (Apple) or Google Play (Android) by searching for ‘My Wilts’.

Rubbish and recycling collections

November 2020

█ Black box recycling (glass)
Wednesday 4th and 18th
█ Mixed dry recycling (blue)
Wednesday 4th and 18th
█ Black bin
Friday 6th and 20th
█ Garden waste (green)
Wednesday 11th and 25th
Visit Wiltshire Council for more information on what you can now recycle in your blue-lidded bin.

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