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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.

Corsham Neighbourhood Plan

Corsham is now in the early stages of creating its Neighbourhood Plan, for more details and to view agendas and minutes click here.

To complete the questionnaire, please click here.

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Latest news

Town Councillor Vacancy - Following the resignation of Cllr Allan Bosley, a vacancy has now arisen for a Town Councillor for Corsham Pickwick Ward. More details can be found here.

Rail User and Corsham Station Surveys - TransWilts is currently running two surveys on rail travel. The Wiltshire Train Users Survey is for anyone who uses trains for all or part of journeys in Wiltshire, and the other is a Demand Survey for Corsham Station. Please let TransWilts know what you think.

Poldark Photographic Exhibition - To celebrate BBC One's Poldark, with Corsham in its starring role, there is a free exhibition of behind-the-scenes photographs at the Tourist Information Centre which is open from 10am-3.30pm, Monday to Saturday.

UK Parliamentary Election Notices - can be viewed here (North Wiltshire) and here (Chippenham). The Chippenham Notice of Election Agents and Statement of Persons Nominated are also available, as are the Notice of Election Agents and Statement of Persons Nominated for North Wiltshire.

Corsham's First World War - Click on the logo

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