• Lest We Forget Lest We Forget
    A commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of
    World War One
    7.30pm, Friday 9th November
    St Margaret's Church, 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 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.

Traidcraft Sale, Chapmanslade, 15th November 2018

Cinema Corsley

Thursday 15th November

WW1 Pathé News films

In the same week as the centenary of the Armistice, we are showing a series of Pathé News clips from WW1. The short, sometimes silent, films depict the many aspects of life at the Front. Probably the most accurate and comprehensive insight we have into conditions during the war, this footage provides a fitting tribute to those whose experiences we hope are never repeated.
Cinema Corsley - Secret Spitfires

The Secret Spitfires

After the interval we fast-forward to WW2, showing a short film entitled The Secret Spitfires. The story of hundreds of women, girls and a handful of men who built Spitfires in secret. Thousands of Spitfires were built and hidden in sheds, garages, bus depots and even an hotel, but nobody ever knew. A true story of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

Doors open 7pm for a 7.30pm start at Corsley Reading Room
Tickets £6 from Acres Supply (cash only please) or on the door
Refreshments and a licensed bar

Road Closure at Lyes Green

Wessex Water will be carrying out essential work on the water supply at Lyes Green from Monday 26th November to Wednesday 28 November. This will involce closing the road to all through-traffic. Access will be maintained for residnets but it may be restricted. Alternative routes will be clearly signpopsted and access will be provided for emergency vehicles.

During the works you can continue to use your water supply services as normal, unless you've been advised by letter.

Wessex Water shouldn't need to enter any properties, but if they do, their staff carry identification which you should ask to see before letting them in to your home.

The stretch of road to be closed extends from the junction to Court Lane (eastern end) to the entrance to Harper's Farm (just before the junction to the Hollow.

Corsley Show Annual General Meeting 2018

Corsley Show
Annual General Meeting

7.30pm, Thursday 29th November

Corsley Reading Room (main hall)

All welcome!

(Please note that only Members of the Society may vote)

Love in the Countryside

Christmas Coffee Morning in Chapmanslade - Saturday 1st December 2018

Celebrate the coming of Christmas with all your family…

Join us to sing Christmas Carols
6 to 7pm, Friday 14th December
The Barn at Manor Farm, Corsley

Come dressed as angels and shepherds;
we want to fill the barn with as many
angels and shepherds as we can!

Mulled wine and
mince pies to warm!

Plenty of seating and
parking available

Contact Judith Helliar
01373 832803

Carol Singing in The Barn at Corsley

Christmas and New Year waste and recycling collection changes

There will be no waste or recycling collections on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and on New Year's Day.

There will be catch up collections on Saturday 29 December, 5 January and 12 January.

Garden waste collections will be suspended from Monday 24 December for two weeks and restart on Tuesday 8 January. Collections will be one day later than normal during this week.

All collections, including garden waste, will return to normal from Monday 14 January 2019.

All household recycling centres will be closed from 1pm on 24 December and all day on 25 and 26 December and 1 January. The centres will be open as normal on all other days.

For information about your local recycling centre or how to recycle your Christmas tree, visit www.wiltshire.gov.uk/rubbish-and-recycling

Wiltshire Council Christmas Rubbish and Recycling Collections 2018

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!

NEW! You can now recycle even more plastic in your blue‐lidded bin!

NEW  recycle more in your blue-lidded bin

Under Wiltshire Council's new contract with Hills Waste Solutions, you can now recycle more types of plastic materials in your blue-lidded bin.

In addition to the current plastic bottles and cardboard, you will be able to recycle yoghurt pots, plastic trays, margarine tubs, ice cream tubs and juice, milk and soup cartons.

Collections will still be fortnightly and collection days will not change. Residents will continue to use the same containers they already have. Additional recycling bins can be ordered if needed.

Recycling saves energy and costs less. Recycling materials has less impact on the environment than burying them in landfill or burning them to generate energy, so the more we can recycle, the better it is for the environment. In addition, it tends to be more cost effective to recycle materials than to deliver them to energy from waste plants or to landfill them. Last year we sent just 20% of waste to landfill compared to more than 60% in 2007!

Download a pdf of the communication from Wiltshire Council here

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).



  • Tuesday 6th

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

  • Wednesday 7th

  • Chapmanslade Memorial Playing Field Action Group — 7.30 pm, Three Horseshoes, Chapmanslade (upstairs)

  • Corsley Reading Room Annual General Meeting — 7.45 pm, Corsley Reading Room

  • Thursday 8th

  • Corsley WI ‐ 'Making a Christmas Wreath', with help from Debbie Fraser — 7.30pm, Corsley Reading Room

  • Friday 9th

  • 'Lest We Forget' ‐ WW1 Centenary Armistice Concert — 7.30 pm, St Margaret's Church, Corsley

  • Sunday 11th Remembrance Day

  • Church Services — 10.50 am, St Margaret's Church, Corsley and St Philip and St James' Church, Chapmanslade. Followed by commemorative tree planting at the Memorial Playing Field followed by a 'Bring and Share' lunch at the Village Hall

  • Thursday 15th

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

  • Cinema Corsley ‐ compilation of British Pathé WW1 archives to commemorate the 100th year of the end of World War 1. Plus a short film 'The Secret Spitfires'. A true story of ordinary people doing extraordinary things - — 7 for 7.30 pm, Corsley Reading Room

  • Sunday 18th

  • Chapmanslade Chicken Chasers — 3‐mile walk, meet at 3pm, Three Horseshoes, Chapmanslade

  • Wednesday 21st

  • Parochial Church Council Meeting

  • Thursday 22nd

  • Corsley Memorial Playing Field Annual General Meeting — 7.30 pm, Cross Keys back room

  • Corsley Cricket Club Annual General Meeting — 8 pm, Cross Keys back room

  • Saturday 24th

  • Fun Quiz — 7 for 7.30 pm start, Chapmanslade Village Hall

  • Tuesday 27th

  • Christmas Shopping Trip to West Quay, Southampton

  • Wednesday 28th

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

  • Tuesday 29th

  • Corsley Show Annual General Meeting — 7.30 pm, Corsley Reading Room

click here for more diary dates...

Rubbish and recycling collections

November 2018

█ Black box recycling
Thursday 8th and 22nd
█ Black bin
Friday 9th and 23rd
█ Garden waste (chargeable)
Wednesday 14th and 28th
█ Blue bin
Friday 2nd, 16th and 30th
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

21 November
5 December
19 December

2 January
16 January
30 January

A list of dates and times that the Mobile Library stops at residential homes can be downloaded here.

Corsley Tennis Club