Corsham High Street project - an update

In the last issue it was reported that the Wiltshire Building Record [WBR] were intending to embark on an in depth survey of some of the houses in Corsham High Street, with a view to identifying their origins and usage throughout the ages. Representatives…
Bath Road site

Proposed Gladman/ Redrow development

The long running disputes over this planning application continue [see Summer 2017 issue, pps. 5-6] with Wiltshire Council planning officers. Issues of fundamental importance continue to cause serious concern in this case in two areas - Land…

The Mansion House and the  Secretary of State

I make no apologies for the amount of space taken up in this issue by matters concerning planning, archaeology, heritage and conservation areas. Corsham’s Mansion House and the Bath Road development in Pickwick both invoke key issues about…
CCS artefacts

Corsham Civic Society artefacts

The Society has had in its care for some time, many small artefacts, reputed to have been found in the area, principally small coins, some dating back to Roman times.
Walkers at the top of Solsbury Hill on one of our long distance walks of 20 miles

The 2017 Corsham Walking Festival

Corsham's fourth, and most successful, annual Walking Festival took place over three fine walking days, Friday 9thto Sunday 11th June. Stephanie Millward MBE opened the Festival at the Community Campus by giving an inspirational speech on achieving…

Additional session for Brunel Shed members

The Brunel Shed is open to both men and women and meets in the Potley and Pockeridge Community Centre [Pockeridge Road, CorshamSN13 9SB] which has been converted into a bright, well-equipped community workshop. Members can work on their own…
La Piccola Italia tipp-exed

Corsham Civic Society planning group report

La Piccola Italia After objections raised by the Society and others and a retrospective planning application which was not approved, the wooden cladding blocks on the restaurant, have been painted white which blends in much better with the…
Spotlight July 2017

Corsham’s Mansion House - an update

The photograph here is a clear indication of what was considered most important by Wiltshire Council and their architect’s, DKA ~ far more prominence is given to the new extension which predominates rather than to the fine Georgian building! The mock up is typically representative of an architect’s ‘vanity project’.
The doorway of the Mansion House in Corsham, unaltered from when it was built in 1721-22.

Mansion House redevelopment proposals

Proposal for demolition of the former single-storey Corsham Library and new two-storey extension and internal refurbishment to existing Grade II listed Mansion House.
Corsham in Focus cover

New 'Corsham in Focus' book published

No doubt some of you will be aware that at the end of last month a pocket-sized book was published, Corsham in Focus, which contains superb B&W photographs of architectural features from buildings all within a mile of Corsham, including quite a few from Pickwick.