About us

The village and parish of Corston lies four miles west of Bath in Somerset.

It has a recorded history reaching back into the late Saxon period and features in the Domesday Book.

After being largely agricultural for hundreds of years, the village grew in size as a result of coal mining in the immediate area between 1740 and 1850.

With the closures of surface and underground workings, the village returned to a focus on market gardening and farming.

Corston Local History Society was formed in 2017 with the aims of:

  1. Supporting and encouraging interest in the history and archaeology of the village and Parish of Corston
  2. Building a permanent and accessible archive and object collection
  3. Informing future conservation and development decisions