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.
By-Election Pickwick Ward - A by-election for the vacant Town Councillor position will be held in Pickwick Ward on 15 October 2015. For more information visit http://elections.wiltshire.gov.uk/Home/Division/1544.
Poldark Photographic Exhibition - The Town Council's Poldark Photographic Exhibition is back on at the Town Hall. Open from 9am-4pm every day, entry is free.
Network Rail: Latest - Rail services will be disrupted until the end of August due to the electrification work taking place in and around Box Tunnel. For the latest information, visit http://www.networkrail.co.uk/great-western-route-modernisation/wiltshire/ or pick up a leaflet from the Town Hall or Tourist Information Centre.
Corsham's First World War - Click on the logo.
Or discover what's on in Corsham here.