Place:Corsham, Wiltshire, England


Alt namesCoshamsource: often repeated spelling error
TypeTown, Civil parish
Coordinates51.432°N 2.188°W
Located inWiltshire, England
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Corsham is a historic market town and civil parish in west Wiltshire, England. It is at the south-western edge of the Cotswolds, just off the A4 national route, which was formerly the main turnpike road from London to Bristol, east of Bath and west of 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. During the Second World War and the Cold War, it became a major administrative and manufacturing centre for the Ministry of Defence, with numerous establishments both above ground and in the old quarry tunnels.[1] The early 21st century saw some growth in Corsham's role in the film industry.

Usage Tips

Corsham, Wiltshire in A Vision of Britain Through Time

This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Corsham. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.