History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Townsend Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Box, Wiltshire

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »
Street View
Contributor Photos »

Street View is the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the building. In some locations, Street View may not give a view of the actual building, or may not be available at all. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.


Latitude: 51.416 / 51°24'57"N

Longitude: -2.2492 / 2°14'57"W

OS Eastings: 382765

OS Northings: 168582

OS Grid: ST827685

Mapcode National: GBR 1RL.26F

Mapcode Global: VH96G.YNSV

Entry Name: Townsend Cottage

Listing Date: 20 December 1960

Last Amended: 24 July 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1022812

English Heritage Legacy ID: 317080

Location: Box, Wiltshire, SN13

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Box

Built-Up Area: Box

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Box

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

Find accommodation in

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 from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.