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The Hermitage, Box

Description: The Hermitage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 December 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 316881

OS Grid Reference: ST8230368434
OS Grid Coordinates: 382303, 168434
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4146, -2.2558

Location: A4, Box, Wiltshire SN13 8DT

Locality: Box
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN13 8DT

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Listing Text

(north side)

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 text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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