2 Townsend / Townsend Villas / Townsend Cottage

24 Sep 1999
2 Townsend, Box, North Wiltshire, Wiltshire, SN13 8JU
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Townsend Villas, Townsend, Box, North Wiltshire, Wiltshire, SN13 8JU
Townsend Cottage, Townsend, Box, North Wiltshire, Wiltshire, SN13 8JU
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


3/216 Townsend Cottage and No 2 (formerly listed as Townsend Villas)

20 12 60


Two houses, late C17 and C18, squared rubble stone with imitation stone tile roofs. Townsend Cottage is rebuilt in C18, with coped gables, west end stack, ridge stack and north-east rear wall stack.

Two storeys and attic. Flush quoins, raised floor band. Four- window range, those to left set lower with first floor 12-pane sash and ground floor pair of 12-pane sashes, the rest of front near symmetrical with first floor pairs of 12-pane windows, one sash, one fixed, flanking central 12-pane sash and ground floor similar pair to left of central 6-panel door in raised moulded surround with hood on brackets. To right blocked window with remnant of 3- light mullion window. East end wall is ashlar faced and formally treated with early to mid C18 detail. Raised plinth, floor band and moulded cornice, central 6-pane attic window, 2 blank first floor windows in raised moulded surrounds and remnant of 2 similar below replaced by a central pair of 12-pane sashes of late C18 type, similar to those on front elevation. No 2 Townsend, to right, has late C17 origins but C19 roof pitch. Coped west gable.

Front has wall-face stack to left, then C18 former door with moulded doorcase hood on brackets and C20 inserted window.

Immediately to right blocked door with hoodmould stepped down over 3-light ovolo-moulded mullion window with small paned casements.

Above, similar 2-light window with small panes and sash opening light. End wall has early C19 16-pane upper window, 20-pane lower window and door. Rear wing, stone tiled has late C18 two-light flush cyma-moulded mullion window above and remnants of 2 similar below, replaced by 16-pane sash and door in north end lean-to.

Townsend cottage is said to have deeds dating to 1728.

Listing NGR: ST8276268580


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0046 IOE Records taken by Kim Aplin; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Kim Aplin. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Aplin, Kim

Rights Holder: Aplin, Kim


Ashlar, Rubble, Stone, Stuart House, Monument <By Form>, Domestic, Dwelling