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Welcome to Corsham Town Council

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

 

Latest News


Corsham Town Hall - Friday 15 December

Please note the Town Hall will be closed from 12.15pm today, Friday, 15 December, due to the staff's Christmas lunch. You can still call and leave a message on the answerphone, 01249 702130, or email, towncouncil@corsham.gov.uk, and all enquiries will be dealt with as soon as possible. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Corsham Town Hall - Christmas Opening

The Town Hall will be closed for Christmas and the New Year from 12.30pm on Friday 22 December. It will reopen at 9am on Tuesday 2 January 2018. You can still call and leave a message on the answerphone, 01249 702130, or email, towncouncil@corsham.gov.uk, and all enquiries will be dealt with as soon as possible. We'd like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Nationwide in Corsham

Nationwide Building Society is running a pop-up branch in Corsham. Every other Tuesday, from 9am-4.30pm, you can come and meet Nationwide staff at the Town Hall. Come along and find out about the services they can offer in Corsham. NEXT SESSIONS - 19 December, and then fortnightly from 9 January 2018. 

Corsham Digital Mansion House

You can read Wiltshire Council's latest update on the Corsham Digital project here.

 

 

Corsham Commemorates

To find out more about Corsham’s Great War, including key dates, commemoration projects and the stories of the 115 men who did not return, please visit the website.

Corsham

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.

 

 

 

Town Hall Hire

Corsham Town Hall is an ideal venue for social occasions.

Find out more about hiring the Hall here.

 

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Corsham Town Guide

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