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Corsham, Wiltshire

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Corsham, Wiltshire

Corsham is a historic market town and civil parish in west Wiltshire, England. It is at the southwestern edge of the Cotswolds, just off the A4 national route, which was formerly the main turnpike road from London to Bristol, between Bath and Chippenham . Corsham was historically a centre for agriculture and later the wool industry, and remains a focus for quarrying Bath Stone. It contains several notable historic buildings, such as the stately home of Corsham Court.
Post townCorsham
Administrative CountyWiltshire
Traditional CountyWiltshire
OS GridST8670
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityWiltshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWiltshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWiltshire
Ambulance AuthorityGreat Western
Dialling code01249
Population10,780
 

Other names by which Corsham, Wiltshire has been known in the past

Corsham Regis ~ Cosham ~ Cosseham

Corsham, Wiltshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Corsham, or Corsham Regis, market town and par. with ry. sta., N. Wilts, 4 miles SW. of Chippenham and 99 miles NW. of London, 6498 ac., pop. 3747; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Wednesday; was a residence of the Saxon kings; has freestone quarries; contains Corsham Court, seat of Lord Methuen, and Corsham Side, hamlet and school.

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