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From: A Vision of Britain Through Time

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson’s Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Corsley like this:

CORSLEY, a parish in Warminster district, Wilts; at the boundary with Somerset, near the Weymouth and the Salisbury branches of the Great Western railway, 3½ miles ESE of Frome. It contains Great and Little Corsley hamlets; includes Corsley-Heath, where fairs are held on Whit-Tuesday and the first Monday of Aug.; and has a post office under Warminster. Acres, 2, 580. Real property, £5, 023. Pop., 1, 235. Houses, 303. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £215.* Patron, the Marquis of Bath. The church was recently rebuilt, and is in the early English style. There are chapels for Baptists and Wesleyans.The Ancient Parish of CORSLEY was in the WARMINSTER HUNDRED.For further information see: