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Lady Margaret Hungerford Almshouse Bell

Corsham in Words event marks Golden Jubilee celebrations

As part of our Golden Jubilee Celebrations, and following our AGM in May, members were treated to a programme of readings compiled by Negley Harte, which reflected our town from before Domesday to the present. The two earliest references…
The almshouses at Hilmarton in the “Poynder” style, although designed by Henry Weaver, Poynder’s land agent.

November 2012 Review: Early Methuens and their art collections

In July we had a splendid outing to Hilmarton, linked to Corsham by the Poynder family. It was a beautiful evening and the local history society had very kindly arranged to show us around both the church and the village. Richard…

Corsham Almshouses: the tulip tree (lirodendron tulipifera)

(yellow poplar, saddle wood, canoe wood, white wood) In the debate over the Almshouse proposals, the Tulip tree often had a mention and I thought a few comments on it and its descendants might be appropriate. The Lirodendrons belong…
Lady Margaret Hungerford Almshouse Bell

Lady Margaret Hungerford Almshouse Bell

Many visitors to the Almshouse may be unaware that within the wooden framed cupola is the original bell. The bell weighs approximately 75 kg and is 510 mm in diameter. There is a two lined inscription THIS BELL BELONGS TO THE…