Box Blind House

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Wiltshire

Location   High Street  Box

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1700-1799, 1800-1899

Building Type   Lock-Up

Remarks   In his gazetteer of West Country lock-ups, Leslie Brooke explains that the pleasantly-shaped chimney pot on the rear right hand corner of the roof is an air vent.

Description

'Lock-up, early C18, ashlar, square plan with octagonal stone dome and ball finial and north-east baluster-shaped stone chimney. Raised plinth and moulded stone cornice. Centre breaks forward slightly with arched doorway and studded plank door. Pointed north window with square opening over. Attached to right, short length of ashlar wall with coping ramped down to pier with moulded cornice and rounded cap.'

Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'The Blind House, Box', LEN 1022787

Featured Images

  • ExteriorPhoto © Maurice Pullin (cc-by-sa/2.0)
  • Photograph, The Blind House, Box, Wiltshire, September 1983Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre, MODES Database, P13079 (with kind permission)

Description: Exterior

Photo by: Photo © Maurice Pullin (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Description: Photograph, The Blind House, Box, Wiltshire, September 1983

Photo by: Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre, MODES Database, P13079 (with kind permission)

SOURCES

    Roy's Blog, 'WILTSHIRE. Lock-ups at Box, Bradford on Avon and Bromham.' (20 March 2013)

  • http://roys-roy.blogspot.com/2013/03/lock-ups-at-box-bradford-on-avon-and.html
  • Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'The Blind House, Box', LEN 1022787

  • https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1022787
  • Leslie Brooke, Some West-Country Lock-Ups (Castle Cary, Fox Publications, 1985), pp. 17, 111 (sketch).

ARCHIVES

Archive name: Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre

Catalogue ref: WILTM:P17543

Collection: MODES Database

Description: Early 20th century postcard features photograph of Box Blind House

Dates: early 20th century


Archive name: Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre

Catalogue ref: P13079

Collection: MODES Database

Description: Photograph, The Blind House, Box, Wiltshire, September 1983

Dates: 1983


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