Corsham is a market town in the county of West Wiltshire in England, located on the south-west edge of the picturesque Cotswolds. Originally a village, Corsham grew in size due to Wiltshire's successful wool trade: the area was densely populated by sheep, and their wool became an important raw material for foreign industry.
The town is also well known for quarrying: huge underground networks of tunnels were built to extract the region's famous Bath Stone, and co-opted by the government in the 1950s to create an underground complex designed to house Government personnel in the event of a nuclear strike.
More recently, Corsham has become a popular location for the film and TV industry: the town was used in the recent BBC TV series Poldark, and privately-owned historic house Corsham Court was a key location in the multiple Academy Award nominated feature film "The Remains of the Day". Famous people with Corsham connections include the architect Sir Christopher Wren, the painter John Constable, and novelist Ian Fleming (who created James Bond).