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Townsend Cottage, Box

Description: Townsend Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 December 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 317080

OS Grid Reference: ST8276568581
OS Grid Coordinates: 382765, 168581
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4160, -2.2492

Location: The Ley, Box, Wiltshire SN13 8JU

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

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Listing Text


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 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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