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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.

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Town Hall, High Street, Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13 0EZ
 

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Recruitment Office Re-Enactment - On Tuesday 19 August, from 11am-3pm, visit the Town Hall and discover what happened when Corsham's men came along to enlist at the outbreak of The Great War. It's a free event and everyone's welcome. There will be souvenir paperwork and the chance to try on uniform, so bring a camera.

Corsham's First World War - Click on the logo  to find out more about commemoration events, plus you can find details on Facebook at Corsham-Commemorates-WW1 and CorshamWW1 on Twitter. 

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