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.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Corsley in West Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 27th April 2017
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