Box House

19 Aug 1999
Box House, Bath Road, Box, North Wiltshire, Wiltshire, SN13 8DT
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

ST 8268 BOX BATH ROAD (north side)

3/23 Box House

19 3 80


House, c1810-20, built for the Rev. I.W.W. Horlock, patron and vicar of Box for his own use, and used as Box Vicarage until 1874 when his son Rev. H. Horlock retired. Ashlar with slate hipped valley roof and 2 ridge stacks each side. Three-storey, double pile plan, 3-window range to each front. Plinth, 2 floor bands, moulded cornice and parapet. West front has three 9-pane upper windows, three 12 -pane first floor windows and projected ground floor with mid Cl9 Jacobean-style pierced parapet. Ground floor either original or early C19 with two 12-pane sashes each side of open screen of 2 Ionic columns in antis with panelled frieze and rosettes over columns. Overall moulded cornice. Main door in arched flush surround with fine metal traceried fanlight, traceried side lights and 6-panel door. Panelled thin frame with roundels at upper angles. East front is similar but without projecting ground floor, two 12-pane sashes each side of similar central arched doorway with metal traceried fanlight and side lights, but C20 door. South side similar but door and first floor window omitted for 12-pane stair light at half-level and ground floor right has projecting square bay with 12-pane sash to front, 8 pane side sashes, cornice and Jacobean-style pierced parapet. North side has mid Cl9 2 storey addition and further parallel single storey range.

Fine interior with cross and axial passages, traceried fanlights to inner ends of front and rear halls, panelled doors and rich plastered ceilings to front hall and both front rooms. Less ornate ceiling to rear hall and moulded plaster cornices to rear rooms each side. Marble front hall fireplace. Plain staircases from axial passage each side.

Listing NGR: ST8224668464


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, Slate, Georgian Vicarage, Domestic, Clergy House, Clerical Dwelling, House, Dwelling, Monument (By Form)