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Box House

A Grade II Listed Building in Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.6976 / 51°41'51"N

Longitude: -2.2001 / 2°12'0"W

OS Eastings: 386268

OS Northings: 199892

OS Grid: ST862998

Mapcode National: GBR 1N5.GL9

Mapcode Global: VH954.TL8G

Entry Name: Box House

Listing Date: 24 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1091125

English Heritage Legacy ID: 132995

Location: Minchinhampton, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6

County: Gloucestershire

District: Stroud

Civil Parish: Minchinhampton

Built-Up Area: Nailsworth

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Minchinhampton with Box

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text


7/204 Box House


Detached house. Mid-late c17, enlarged mid-late C18. Remodelled
with new west front range c1800 for Peter Playne. Altered 1904 by
V.A. Lawson for A.J. Playne. Coursed, squared and random rubble
limestone; ashlar chimneys; stone slate roof. Two-storey; 2
parallel ranges incorporating central staircase hall. West front:
3-window fenestration, 15-pane sashes to ground floor, 12-pane to
upper floor, all with marginal glazing bars. Central doorway with
upper floor tripartite sash above. Partially glazed lean-to
verandah to ground floor added in 1904, Tuscan timber pilasters to
9 bays, central pediment and entablature with dentil enriched
cornice. Hipped roof, ridge-mounted chimneys having moulded caps.
Part of rear range projects beyond north end to left, 3-window
fenestration, all 12-pane sashes. Garage doors inserted in north
end, ground floor altered. South end: 2-window fenestration,
sashes as to front. Rear: gabled C17 house at centre of rear
range, much altered when incorporated in c1800 alterations.
Interior: fine curved open-well staircase with iron balustrade,
stair hall with top lighting. c1800 gateway to north.
(N.M. Herbert, 'Minchinhampton' in V.C.H. Glos xi, 1976, pp 184-

Listing NGR: ST8626899892

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