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Box Blind House

Overview

Location   High Street  Box

County   Wiltshire

Year Opened   unknown

Year Closed   unknown

Century of Operation   1700-1799, 1800-1899

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.

ExteriorPhoto © Maurice Pullin (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Further information can be found at
https://www.prisonhistory.org/lockup/box-blind-house/

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

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).