Place:


Corsley  Wiltshire

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Corsley like this:

CORSLEY, a parish in Warminster district, Wilts; at the boundary with Somerset, near the Weymouth and the Salisbury branches of the Great Western railway, 3½ miles ESE of Frome. It contains Great and Little Corsley hamlets; includes Corsley-Heath, where fairs are held on Whit-Tuesday and the first Monday of Aug.; and has a post office under Warminster. ...


Acres, 2, 580. Real property, £5, 023. Pop., 1, 235. Houses, 303. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £215.* Patron, the Marquis of Bath. The church was recently rebuilt, and is in the early English style. There are chapels for Baptists and Wesleyans.

Corsley through time

Corsley is now part of West Wiltshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how West Wiltshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Corsley itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Corsley in West Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/11705

Date accessed: 24th June 2017


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