Visit: A Day at Corsham
- Corsham |
A chance to enjoy the delights of this pretty historic town with a visit to Corsham Court, where there will be a tour of the house and the pictures by the owner, a visit to the Almshouses and an hour's guided walk.
The earliest known records of Corsham Court date back to 978 when the house was a summer palace for the Kings of Wessex. Today the core of the property dates back to an Elizabethan Manor and subsequent work done in the mid 18th and 19th centuries. It remains in private ownership and is the home of James Methuen-Campbell, the eighth generation of Methuens to live there. He will lead a personal tour including the gallery and staterooms, which were furnished with the best that money could buy in the latter part of the 18th century. In the Picture Gallery and Cabinet room little has changed since the Napoleonic Wars.
After lunch there will be a guided tour of Corsham with its historic Flemish Weaver Cottages dating back to the 17th century and a visit to the unique complex of Almshouses, Schoolroom, Warden's House and Stables also built at this time. The Schoolroom has many original 17th century furnishings and an Exhibition Room.
NB There are 2 dates for this event, Tuesday 19th or Thursday 21st October. Please choose one.