• 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.

Erratum

‘Lite Bites’ Lunch Dates

Eagle‐eyed Maureen Willcox has spotted that the Editor has been supplied some duff dates! Lite Bites lunches are always on the fourth Wednesday of the month, except for December. If you have noted the dates in your diary, please do amend them to the correct dates to avoid missing out on your monthly treat!

Cinema Corsley

‘Swimming with Men’

Thursday 20th February
Corsley Reading Room

Doors open at
7 pm film begins at 7.30 pm

Last month we showed ‘The Mercy’, starring Colin Firth as a middle‐aged amateur sailor seeking a purpose, and with it fame. Our February film also features middle‐aged men and water but that's where the similarity ends. In a typically dry English comedy with an underlying social thread, Swimming with men is reminiscent of ‘The Full Monty’ and ‘Brassed Off’.

It follows a set of the most unlikely men who form a synchronised swimming team, the story inspired by a real‐life group of middle‐aged Swedes. The film begins by centring on a bored accountant (Rob Brydon), left behind by his ambitious wife (Jane Horrocks). A chance meeting with the team of similarly aged men in the local pool sees him join their keen, if faltering, swimming endeavours. His application of mathematics to their failing moves helps the group progress, along with support from their long‐suffering coach, played by Charlotte Riley. The cast includes familiar faces, such as Jim Carter, Daniel Mays and Rupert Graves, making it easy‐to‐watch, simple humour. Described as ‘refreshingly unselfconscious with some very non‐Love Island bodies’ by one film critic. Be prepared for relatively large amounts of male flesh behaving in a totally non‐British way.

Tickets available on the door, on the night ONLY
(Please note that tickets are no longer available at Acres Supply)
Refreshments and a licensed bar.


Wiltshire Council
Highways Newsletter
November 2019

Wiltshire Council Highways Newsletter - November 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.

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
chrismajo@btinternet.com
mobile 07885 695534

Judith Selman
judithselman_m@hotmail.com
mobile 07746 119418

or connect with Facebook ‐ Corsley Wildflower Meadow Group

They'd love to hear from you!



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).

WHAT'S ON?

January

  • Monday 6th

  • Corsley Festival Choir ‐ rehearsals resume – 7 pm, St Margaret's Church

  • Tuesday 7th

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

  • Thursday 9th

  • WI ‐ The Antartic – 7.30 pm, Corsley Reading Rooms

  • Chapmanslade Parish Council meeting – 7.30 pm, Chapmanslade Village Hall

  • Saturday 11th

  • Inner Wheel Club of Frome ‐ ‘Soup and Puds' – 12 noon to 2 pm, Chapmanslade Village hall

  • Wednesday 15th

  • Corsley and Chapmanslade Churches ‐ Parochial Church Council – 7.30 pm

  • Thursday 16th

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

  • Cinema Corsley – ‘The Mercy' – 7 for 7.30 pm, Corsley Reading Room

  • Thursday 23rd

  • Lite Bites Soup Lunch – 12.30 pm, Corsley Reading Room

  • Friday 31st

  • Deadline for applications for grants from Corsley Show Charitable Trust

  • Deadline for applicaitons for donations/grants from Corsley Parish Council

click here for more diary dates...

Rubbish and recycling collections

January 2020

█ Black box recycling
Saturday 4th, Thursday 16th and 30th
█ Black bin
Monday 6th, Friday 17th, and 31st
█ Garden waste (green)
Thursday 9th and Wednesday 22nd
█ Mixed dry recycling (blue)
Saturday 11th and Friday 24th
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 1.45 to 2.30 pm
at Chapmanslade School

2020
29 January
12 February
26 February
11 March
25 March
8 April
22 April
6 May
20 May
3 June
17 June
1 July

Corsley Tennis Club