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The Hell that was Corsham

The Hell that was Corsham

Now that’s a title to get your attention. Let me explain: a newspaper article and a manuscript from St. Patrick’s Catholic Church archive [which was which curated last year by Cath Maloney] shed an interesting –if rather wretched -light on the initial...
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CAPTAIN REGINALD YOUNGHUSBAND

CAPTAIN REGINALD YOUNGHUSBAND

Reginald Younghusband was born in Bath in 1844, to Captain Thomas Younghusband and his wife Pascoa Baretto. His connection with Corsham is that – like Richard Bethel (Lord Westbury), he spent some of his informative years being educated in the town, but this time at...
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Thomas Tropnell

Thomas Tropnell

The Thomas Tropnell of the 15th century owned Great Chalfield Manor, and many other pieces of land close to Corsham – including land at Gastard and at Monks. In the second half of the century he bought 150 acres of land to create Neston Park. Thomas died about 1490...
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Sir Michael Tippett

Sir Michael Tippett

Sir Michael Tippett, generally acknowledged to be one of our greatest contemporary composers, lived in the house known as Parkside, High Street, between 1960 and 1970. Parkside is a 17th century house, with an 18th century extension and was once the home of...
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