Deep in the Wiltshire country, sits the market town of Corsham. Renowned for its historic buildings and traditional village appearance, but perhaps thought of most because of the manor of its namesake, Corsham Court. Most of the buildings along the village streets are built of Bath Limestone from as far back as the 1800s. The parish town is also distinctively recognized for the resident peacocks that wander freely about its perimeter.
The grand architecture of Corsham Court is Elizabethan and has housed eight generations of the Methuen family. The building is still privately owned, but is leased to Bath Spa University for their postgraduate courses. Despite this, part of the building remains strictly off limits, as Lord Methuen still resides in the property and can sometimes be spotted walking his dog round the stately grounds. Visitors can pay to visit the landscaped gardens and the ground floor of the house on permitted days.
Corsham’s quintessential exterior, has meant that like many of its surrounding townships, Corsham has had its share of screen time, with many televised dramas, including recent BBC hit Poldark shooting on location here. The village offers a variety of local pubs, cafes and delis from which to drink and dine and is worth a visit if you’re in the local area.