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CORSHAM VILLAGE AND ITS SEVENTEENTH CENTURY ALMSHOUSES

CORSHAM VILLAGE AND ITS SEVENTEENTH CENTURY ALMSHOUSES

Before ascending the hill which leads to Box, and which will give us our first view of our goal, the city of Bath, the road goes through Corsham and past the almshouses (top) which were founded here by Lady Margaret Hungerford in the seventeenth century. The picturesque old building encloses a handsome cloister. Corsham was once a residence of Saxon Kings and of Earls of Cornwall. But now it is largely engaged in quarrying for Bath stone, like its neighboring village, Box. Corsham Court is the seat of Lord Methuen.

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