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"CORSLEY, a parish in the hundred of Warminster, in the county of Wilts, 3 miles W. of Warminster, its post town, and the same distance E. of Frome. It is situated on the borders of Somersetshire, and contains the townships of Great and Little Corsley. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Salisbury, value £215, in the patronage of the Marquis of Bath. The church, dedicated to St. Margaret, is in the early English style, and has been lately rebuilt, chiefly at the expense of the late Marquis of Bath. The charities produce £9 per annum. The Wesleyans and Baptists have each a chapel, and there is a National school."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]




You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Corsley area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church Records

  • Common to all parishes is a Key to Abbreviations and a description of Church Records and Indexes for Wiltshire, including a complete Marriage Index for the county.

  • Indexes and registers of the parish church of Corsley, St Margaret of Antioch & St Mary:

  • Indexes and registers of the church of Chapmanslade, Lower Meeting Independent:
    (Chapmanslade is 1 mile North of Corsley)

    • IGI Chr 1765-1837 Batch C077681

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Corsley has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference ST828467 (Lat/Lon: 51.219180, -2.247681), Corsley which are provided by:


  • Population was 1,729 in 1831, 745 in 1951.



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