The Hermitage

19 Aug 1999
The Hermitage, 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 82 68 BOX BATH ROAD (north side)

3/21 The Hermitage 20 12 60


House, mid C18, ashlar fronted with stone tiled roof,coped gables and end wall stacks. Two storeys and attic, 2 hipped dormers.

Formal 3-window front with parapet, moulded cornice and moulded first floor course, both breaking forward over raised angle strips. Windows in bead-moulded architraves, paired 12-pane sashes to outer windows, 12-pane centre sash to first floor and canted projecting ashlar porch with string course carried around as cornice, 6-panel door in moulded surround and 8-pane windows to sides. Thick glazing bar sashes. Urn each end of parapet. Front continues in similar style to right, with slate roof, similar moulded cornice and string course, right end angle strip and corner urn. Pair of 12-pane sashes above, 2 pairs below. Rough rendered west end wall and late C19 parallel north-west rear range, 3- storeys, one-window range of paired sashes, extended to left in Cl9. Further left is fine later C18 ashlar-fronted structure with triple hipped roof, parapet and cornice and 2 large moulded Venetian windows, 8-12-8 pane sashes, centre sash with intersecting glazing bars to arched head.

The interior is divided into 2 tall rooms with cellars off to rear, central fireplace flanked by arched openings. Basement of main house has cyma-moulded doorway and similar 2-light window with mullion removed now within later rear extension. Also within at rear ground level an ashlar Roman Doric column, possible indicating a rear open loggia.

Listing NGR: ST8230368432


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


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