Corsham Town Hall is an ideal venue for social occasions.
Find out more about hiring the hall here.
Welcome to Corsham Town Council’s website. The Town Council’s aim is “to make Corsham the most desirable place in Wiltshire to live, work and visit, with a safe, active, healthy and sustainable community based around a vibrant and useful Town Centre”. Here on this site you will find information about how the Town Council is working to fulfill that aim, along with details of the Council’s responsibilities and projects.
You will also find information and links about Corsham itself that may be of interest to both residents and visitors.
We hope that you enjoy visiting our site and if you have any comments or suggestions about what you would like to see here please email us.
For general enquiries please phone 01249 702130
Corsham is a medieval town in North West Wiltshire. It is at the southwestern extreme of the Cotswolds, between Bath and Chippenham. A market town within a large parish of around 13000 people, Corsham has grown rapidly since 2003.
Originally named Cosseha, there has been a settlement in Corsham since Anglo-Saxon times. Corsham Court has royal connections dating back centuries: King Ethelred (978-1017) kept house on the site of this old manor.
Corsham is said to have thrived on sheep and stone. From the 14th century until the wool industry moved to the north of the country in the 1800s, many Flemish weavers came to England and settled in the Cotswolds area, with a number making their home in Corsham. A row of 17th Century houses in the High Street is actually known as the ‘Flemish Cottages’. As for stone, Cotswold limestone has been used for building since Roman times. The stone quarried in and around Corsham then – as now - was the famous ‘Bath Stone’ and houses built from it can be seen in the High Street. In fact, Nikolaus Pevsner, the architectural historian, once wrote, “Corsham has no match in Wiltshire for wealth of good houses”.
Find out more about Corsham's history here.
Christmas Lights Switch On - Thank you to everyone who helped, entertained, had a stall or just came along to our Christmas Lights Switch On on Friday night. It was a great night in town that everyone seemed to enjoy - and we raised almost £150 for Barnardo's too.
Town Hall Christmas Opening - The Town Hall office will be open as usual, from 9am-5pm, on Monday 23 December and then closed from 1pm on Christmas Eve until 9am on Thursday 2 January. Please also note that the Town Hall will be closed for the afternoon, from 1pm, on Tuesday 17 December.
Walkers are Welcome - Corsham is looking to gain Walkers are Welcome status. To find out more, or get involved, come along to a meeting at the Town Hall on Tuesday 21 January, from 7pm. You can find out more about the scheme at www.walkersarewelcome.org.uk.
Corsham's Benchmarking Report 2012 - A full copy of the report on the town centre is available here. We are currently working on 2013's Benchmarking.