• 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.

The Bridge delivery volunteer needed

Due to the previous delivery person moving out of the village, we need someone to undertake delivery of 21 copies of The Bridge in the area from the Hollow and along Deep Lane towards the church (but not quite as far as the old school).

21 copies of the magazine would be delivered to you on or around the 28th of each month. Delivery doesn't take long and helps ensure that every house in the village gets a copy of The Bridge each month. If you would like to take this on, please contact Liz Garrett on 01373 839060 at lizi.garrett@btinternet.com

Cinema Corsley

Christopher Robin

Cinema Corsley - Christopher Robin - Thursday 21st March 2019

Thursday 21st March
Corsley Reading Room
Doors open at 7 pm
film begins at 7.30 pm

Allow yourself to relive your childhood with a grown‐up, overworked Christopher Robin when he is reunited with the friends of his, and probably our, youth.

Now a husband and father, Christopher Robin is working far too hard for a family firm, charged with increasing efficiencies to save his colleagues' jobs. As a result, he emulates the reason the luggage company is in strife by not going on holiday in order to continue working. His increasingly despairing wife and daughter leave him behind with his paperwork.

An unexpected reunion with a lost Pooh leads to some endearing mishaps together in London before the two of them return to Hundred Acre Wood to find the rest of their friends. All the old characters appear — Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger, Owl, Kanga and Roo. Through their misadventures and suitably far‐fetched fun, they all, together with Christopher's wife and daughter, help Christopher save the company.

Critics are undecided whether this is a film for children or adults, so maybe it is both, and if you enjoyed Paddington 2 with us last year, you're going to be treated to another evening of old friends having new adventures. Be prepared for a mixture of nostalgia and feel‐good humour.

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

Corsley Parish Council

Annual Parish Meeting

Monday 4th March
6.30pm, Corsley Reading Rooms

This YOUR meeting
Baytree Close

Andy Mead and Sean Tye from the Wiltshire Strategic Assets Team to brief us on the new Baytree Close proposals, with particular emphasis on getting village support.


Jon Timney, Longleat's new Director of Property and Maintenance, to present Longleat's plans for the future. I have asked him to be ready to answer questions on any and all interfaces between Corsley and Longeat, particularly Longleat's impact on local traffic, ticketing and access policy, future of the Caravan Club site, Tascroft Court Development, development of the property portfolio in Corsley (e.g. the Longleat Tavern, ex White Hart) and, of course, the plans for the park attractions.

Parish Council

Chairman's Report

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.

Folk Night

Folk Night with Rosie Butler-Hall Saturday 16th March, Corsley Reading Room

Saturday 16th March
7.30 pm for 8 pm
Corsley Reading Room

Come and enjoy a wonderful evening of music and singing with local girl Rosie Butler‐Hall accompanied by Will on accordion

Bar and snacks available
Tickets £8 in advance or £10 on the door
(if not sold out)
Tickets from Acres Supply or Vanessa Hyde
01373 832700 or 07740 468003 or treasurer@corsleyreadingroom.org.uk

Wiltshire Council
Highways Newsletter
January 2019

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).



  • Monday 4th

  • Annual Parish Meeting ‐ 6.30 pm, Corsley Reading Room

  • Tuesday 5th

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

  • Wednesday 6th

  • Corsley and Chapmanslade Churches ‐ Parochial Church Council

  • Thursday 7th

  • Chapmanslade Parish Council meeting

  • Thursday 14th

  • Corsley WI ‐ Annual Meeting, ‐A Woman‐s Journey Through the Latter Half of the 20th Century‐, by Lt Col (Ret‐d) Maggie Thackway L/RADC ‐ 7.30pm, Corsley Reading Room

  • Saturday 16th

  • Chapmanslade Parish Plan meeting ‐ 2 pm, Villlage Hall

  • Folk Night with Rosie Butler‐Hall ‐ 7.30 for 8 pm, Corsley Reading Room

  • Thursday 21st

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

  • Cinema Corsley ‐ ‘Christopher Robin‐ ‐ 7 for 7.30 pm, Corsley Reading Room

  • Chapmanslade Parish Plan meeting ‐ 7.30 pm, Villlage Hall

  • Saturday 23rd

  • Chapmanslade Great Village Spring Clean ‐ 2 pm, The Three Horseshoes

  • Wednesday 27th

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

click here for more diary dates...

Rubbish and recycling collections

March 2019

█ Black box recycling
Thursday 14th and 28th
█ Black bin
Friday 1st, 15th and 29th
█ Garden waste
Wednesday 6th and 20th
█ Blue bin
Friday 8th and 22nd
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

13 March
27 March
10 April
24 April
8 May
22 May
5 June
19 June
3 July
17 July
31 July
14 August

Corsley Tennis Club