• Snowdrop in spring Snowdrops
    These perfect little flowers herald the beginning of spring — it won't be long before the clocks go forward! As beautiful and widespread as they are, they're not native to the UK and it isn't known who introduced them here, or when.
  • Curious dairy cowBeef and dairy farming
    Sitting on a fertile mix of clay and sandy soil, the farmland surrounding Corsley makes ideal grazing for both dairy and beef herds.
  • Cley Hill, Corsley National Trust's Cley Hill
    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
  • Abstract of snow in a field Sunny snow scene
    This abstract image is just snow in a field with the shadows of trees appearing in a beautiful blue
  • 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 Memorial Playing Field - Field Day

Corsley History Day
Saturday 6th July in the Reading Room

Corsley History Day 2024

The Reading Room Committee are celebrating Corsley's past with a step back into the village's history.
Exhibitions — 2 ‐ 5pm
  • The Forward Family Photographs of Corsley Village life in the early 20th Century
  • The history of the Memorial Playing Fields
  • Corsley School
  • Maps and documents relating to the history of Corsley.
Social evening of talks, presentations and Q&A's — 7 ‐ 10pm (doors open at 6.30pm)
  • Mike Forward — the Lost Castle of Horningsham
  • Chris da Costa — the history of Manor Farm
  • Fiona Carruthers — the men of Corsley who served in World War One
  • Film — Death of a Sociologist, Maud Davies
  • Other contributions are to be confirmed.
Paying bar and tea and coffee available.

Tickets for the social evening are £7 and are available now, either online or on the door.

If you would like to contribute documents, maps, artefacts or just your memories and stories of Corsley in the past please email events@corsleyreadingroom.org.uk

Further updated information and tickets are available on the website: www.corlseyreadingroom.org.uk and on the Corsley Village Face Book Page.

The ‘Elizabethan Evening’ presents...

Elizabethan Evening presents 'The Gondoliers', 7pm, Saturday 27th July, Manor Farm, Corsley

Manor Farm, BA12 7QE
7 pm, Saturday 27th July (gates open 6 pm)

Seating provided
Licenced bar
Bring a picnic!

Tickets from Illyria.co.uk, or claire@manorfarmcorsley.com
Running time approx 2 hours 20 minutes (including 20 minute interval)

Corsley Fayre, 12 noon to 4pm Saturday 31st August 2024

Corsley Fayre
Saturday 31st August 2024
12 noon to 4 pm

Following the terrific response to the last two Fayres, we've decided to do it all again!
Planning is continuing apace — a number of attractions and stalls have been contacted/confirmed and more are in the pipeline. The schedule for the Horticulture and Craft marquee is a work in progress and we are thinking about the layout.

As previously, there will be no charge for entry to pedestrians but the decision has been taken to charge for cars entering the site — £8 per car. We are hoping to repeat the raffle and auction that was such a success last year.

There will be no Ceilidh in the evening in support of the RUH Cancer Unit this year as they have completed their fundraising. However, the marquee is available after the Fayre and the committee are more than willing to consider proposals for its use for social/charitable events. If you have any ideas/suggestions please do get in contact.

It's not too late to volunteer your services!
We need a chairman to coordinate the group and keep us on the straight and narrow. And we do need more help — we have a tiny committee of locals who would welcome any and all help offered. If you'd like to join us on the committee, please let us know; if committees just aren't ‘your thing’, but you'd like to help out, we'd love to have you on board: none of the roles are onerous, but are a huge help to ensure the day is a success for the community. There's always stuff to do — putting up the Fayre, helping out on the day (marshalling, manning the entry gate, etc) and taking it all down again.

Please do get in contact with us via our Facebook or Instagram pages.

Corsley Reading Rooms

Great news!

We are pleased that we now have a volunteer to join the trustees and take on the role of Treasurer later this year.

We will still welcome others to join us, especially someone to succeed the current Chair who will step down at the AGM in November.

Please do contact me or any of the trustees if you are interested in joining the committee and keep the Reading Room available for the benefit of all villagers.
Hugh Deed
Reading Room
01373 832897

Parish Council update on the new development in Corsley (December 2023)

I have recently taken over from Christine Brown as the Project Manager for the Council house building programme next to Baytree Close, Corsley Heath.

I am writing to update the Parish Council regarding progress on site. As you may have seen, a section of the hedge on the main road has been cut back in preparation for forming the vehicle entrance. Some security fencing has also been delivered.

We were hoping that work would have started now to clear the site, however, there is an electrical cable which runs across the proposed entrance which will need to be relocated before work can start. Our groundworks contractors, Fisher and Dean, have asked SSE to reroute the cable. SSE will attend on site in early January and the ground works will start on site in earnest thereafter.

Our contractors will aim to keep disruption to a minimum. However, there may be some traffic disruption whilst the new entrance is being formed. Temporary traffic lights may be in place for a time to allow the operatives to work safely. The contractors may also need to use the gated entrance in Baytree close for a short period, to allow a limited number of vehicles to get onto the site whilst work is taking place on the new entrance.

Michael Kalvis
Residential Development Project Manager
Residential Development Team
Assets Directorate

Baytree development sketch

Household batteries can now be collected as part of Wiltshire kerbside recycling service

Wiltshire Council are now able to collect some types of small batteries as part of our kerbside recycling service.

Put your small household batteries in clear, sealed sandwich bags on top of your blue lidded bin and they will be collected for recycling. Please do not put batteries out for collection earlier than this date.

The batteries you can put out for collection are 'D', 'C', 'AA', 'AAA', 9V and button-type batteries. They will be kept separate from other recyclable materials on board the collection vehicles.

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

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
  • Fraud
  • Dog mess
  • Graffiti
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’, or visit Wiltshire Council's website My Wilts

Diary Dates ‐ June

  • Sunday 2nd

  • Corsley Tennis Club ‐ Men's Doubles tournament – 2 pm,

  • Corsley Memorial Playing Field

  • Tuesday 4th

  • Coffee Morning – 10 am to 12 noon, Corsley Reading Room

  • Thursday 6th

  • Road closure – from Lane End junction on A362 to no 84 Lane End – 9:30 am to 3:30 pm (for 1 day)

  • Cash and Prize Bingo – doors/refreshments 7 pm, eyes down at 7.30 pm, Chapmanslade Village Hall

  • Friday 7th

  • Walking Tennis ‐ come and try it out! – 2 pm, Corsley Tennis Club

  • Tuesday 11th

  • Whitbourne Chapel Coffee Morning – 10 am to 12 noon, Temple, BA12 7QN

  • Wednesday 12th

  • Crafternoon – 3 to 5 pm, Three Horseshoes, Chapmanslade

  • Thursday 13th

  • Corsley WI – visit to Heywood House, 6.30 pm

  • Chapmanslade Parish Council meeting – 7.30 pm, Chapmanslade Village Hall – all welcome!

  • Saturday 15th

  • Dorothy House Night Walk – Bath

  • Thursday 20th

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

  • Cash and Prize Bingo – doors/refreshments 7 pm, eyes down at 7.30 pm, Chapmanslade Village Hall

  • Saturday 22nd

  • Field Day – 2 ‐ 5 pm, Corsley Memorial Playing Field

  • Sunday 23rd

  • Corsley Tennis Club ‐ American Switch tournament – 2 pm, Memorial Playing Field

  • Wednesday 26th

  • Crafternoon – 3 to 5 pm, Three Horseshoes, Chapmanslade

    Rubbish and recycling collections

    June 2024

    █ Black box recycling (glass)
    Wednesdays 12th and 26th
    █ Mixed dry recycling (blue bin)
    Wednesdays 12th and 26th
    █ Black bin
    Thursdays 6th and 20th
    █ Garden waste (green bin)
    Wednesday 5th and 19th
    Visit Wiltshire Council Waste Collection for more information on household waste.

    Corsley Lite Bites Lunch Club

    Soup Lunch For All!

    We're back in September!

    A very big THANK YOU to all those who attended our April lunch and gave so generously to our chosen charity. We raised £245 for Dorothy House which, I am sure you will agree, is a very worthwhile charity.

    Over the year we have supported nine different charities and thanks to the generosity of our ‘customers’ have donated a grand total of almost £1,000.

    We have provided a great variety of soups but we have never taken a survey (they're everywhere these days aren't they?) to find out which soup is most popular. Answers please or come and tell us in September when we start serving again.

    I hope this current warm weather continues and we have a summer which can be called ‘summer’! We look forward to seeing our regular lunchers and hopefully some new faces, in September. Maureen Willcox for the Lite Bites Team

    Wiltshire Mobile Library

    Chapmanslade School
    Arrives 1.30 pm, departs 2.30 pm

    Wednesday 12th June
    Wednesday 26th June
    Wednesday 10th July
    Wednesday 24th July
    Wednesday 7th August
    Wednesday 21st August
    Wednesday 4th September
    Wednesday 18th September
    Wednesday 2nd October
    Wednesday 16th October
    Wednesday 30th October
    Wednesday 13th November
    Wednesday 27th November


    Wednesday 12th June
    Wednesday 26th June
    3 ‐ 5 pm, Three Horseshoes, Chapmanslade (in the gallery)

    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

    Corsley Reading Room


    Residents of Corsley enjoy a discount on the published prices, so please do use your hall!

    Chairman of Management Committee
    Hugh Deed
    01373 832897

    Committee Members
    Chris de Groot, Claire Firman-Ford,
    Liz Garrett, Caroline Hutton,
    Jackie Jasper, Mark Richards
    (Jamie and Charlie Owen look after bookings)