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Box House, Box

Description: Box House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 March 1980
English Heritage Building ID: 316883

OS Grid Reference: ST8224668464
OS Grid Coordinates: 382246, 168464
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4149, -2.2567

Location: 3 Church Lane, Box, Wiltshire SN13 8DT

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

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Listing Text

(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

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Source: English Heritage

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