• 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 Show Charitable Trust

Following the donations made earlier this year, the Corsley Show Charitable Trust has a small amount of funds it is prepared to release in June and now invites applications from organisations benefitting the parishes of Corsley, Chapmanslade and Horningsham to apply.

Applications must be made by Friday 31st May for decision during June

The application form, along with more detail, is available on website: hdwebsites.wixsite.com/cstrust

Projects which were applied for last time should not be re-applied for.

Bluebell Walk
10am, Saturday 11th May

Meet at Corsley reading Rooms
Coffee available after the walk

Corsley Memorial Playing Field events

Corsley Reading Room Committee is delighted to welcome Charles Dowding to the village to talk about...

No Dig Gardening

No-dig Gardening by Charles Dowding Thursday 20th June at Corsley Reading Rooom BA12 7PP

Thursday 20th June
Corsley Reading Room

Doors open at 7 pm
for a 7.30 pm start

You may have seen Charles Dowding on BBC Gardeners' World or heard him on the radio, well now you can come to the Corsley Reading Room and listen to him talk for 80 minutes about no‐dig gardening. He will be answering questions at the end and will bring some of his books (and lettuce!) for sale.

No dig is the easiest way to a successful vegetable and fruit garden and is suitable for all levels of experience. Charles explains how you can have more enjoyment, through cutting out unnecessary jobs and will use photos of his various trials to compare the effects on growth of dig/no dig, different composts and no-rotation.

Topics he will include are:
  • • How to make, buy and use compost of different kinds.
  • • How to clear perennial weeds with mulches, including couch grass and bindweed.
  • • How to maintain a no-dig plot, with an annual mulch of compost.
“The new garden (which now feeds my young family) was established using ‘no‐dig’. It works — it's so simple and time saving. I'll admit I was sceptical, and I'll admit I was wrong! We're just now entering year two of no‐dig and it certainly is very enjoyable compared to past years of endless weeding and bed preparation”.

Bar (wine and beer) and tea or coffee
Tickets available now ‐ £10 to include a small glass of wine or tea/coffee

Acres Supply

Sort code 30-99-13
Account number 00045798
Lloyds Bank
Account name ‘Corsley Reading Room’
Please use this reference - Dig ‘our name’

Please make cheque payable to the ‘Corsley Reading Room’ and send to
Vanessa Hyde, The Forge, 104a Corsley Heath, Corsley, Wilts, BA12 7PP
Tickets are only secured when BACS/cheque has been cleared and
will be held on the door in your name.

Contact Jackie Jasper on 01373 832301

Corsley and Chapmanslade Churches

Spring Coffee Morning

10.30 am to 12 noon, Saturday 18th May
Manor Farm Barn, Corsley

Plants, Cakes and Produce Stall
Raffle and 50/50 Club Draw

Phone Judith Helliar (832803) or Phil Jefferson (832845)

Wiltshire Council
Highways Newsletter
March 2019

Wiltshire Council Highways Newsletter - March 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).



  • Sunday 5th to Monday 6th

  • There and Back – sponsored bike ride, dig deep and sponsor the boys!

  • Tuesday 7th

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

  • Thursday 9th

  • Chapmanslade Parish Council – 7.30 pm Annual General Meeting, Chapmanslade Village Hall

  • Saturday 11th

  • Bluebell Walk – 10 am, setting off from Corsley Reading Rooms (Coffee available after the walk)

  • Sunday 12th

  • Corsley Festival Choir Spring Diversity Concert – 7.30 pm, St Margaret's Church

  • Monday 13th

  • Corsley Parish Council Annual Parish Council Meeting (election of Chair/Vice Chair) – 7.30 pm, Corsley Reading Room

  • Thursday 16th

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

  • Saturday 18th

  • Corsley and Chapmanslade Churches Spring Coffee Morning – 10.30 am to 12 noon, Manor Farm Barn, Corsley

  • Sunday 19th

  • Chicken Chasers Walk – 11 am meet at the Three Horseshoes

  • Chapmanslade Village Hall Spring Clean!

  • Sunday 26th

  • Chapmanslade v Corsley cricket match – 11.30 am start, Corsley Memorial Playing Field

click here for more diary dates...

Rubbish and recycling collections

May 2019

█ Black box recycling
Thursday 9th and 23rd
█ Black bin
Friday 10th and 24th
█ Garden waste
Wednesday 1st, 15th and 29th
█ Blue bin
Friday 3rd, 17th and 31st
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

8 May
22 May
5 June
19 June
3 July
17 July
31 July
14 August
28 August
11 September
25 September
9 October
23 October

Corsley Tennis Club