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St Bartholomew, Corsham, Wiltshire

(51°26′1″N, 2°10′56″W)
ST 87423 70549
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Wiltshire
now Wiltshire
medieval Old Sarum
now Bristol
  • Allan Brodie
30 May 2004

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The market town of Corsham is located on the south-western edge of the Cotswolds, off the main London–Bristol road, now the A4.

The large church of St Bartholomew sits between the High Street and Corsham Court. The nave, with its N and S arcades, dates from the 12thc, although the aisles were rebuilt in the 14thc. The chancel dates from the 15thc. The whole church was heavily restored in 1875-1878 by GE Street and CF Hansom. The Methuen Chapel was added in 1878-1879. The nave arcades and the N door date from the 12thc.


In Domesday Book, the king holds Corsham. Earl Tosti TRE. "[The Abbey of] Saint-Etienne of Caen has the church of the manor with 3 hides of land. ...It is worth £7.


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Interior Features



J. Buckler, Unpublished album of drawings. Devizes Museum, vol VIII, plate 62.

Historic England listed building 1021975. https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1021975 accessed 14 April 2016.

N. Pevsner and B. Cherry, Buildings of England: Wiltshire, Harmondsworth, 1975 (repr. 1985), 191.