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Box, Wiltshire

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Box, Wiltshire

Box is a large village located in Wiltshire, England, about 8 km east of Bath and 11 km west of Chippenham. It is quite a large parish with several settlements, apart from the village of Box, within its boundaries. According to the 2001 census, the village had a population of 3,439. It is in an area known for its fine stone and Box quarries were famous for their stone for centuries. Today Box is best known for its Brunel-designed Box railway tunnel.
Administrative CountyWiltshire
Traditional CountyWiltshire
OS GridST8268
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityWiltshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWiltshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWiltshire
Ambulance AuthorityGreat Western
Population3,439 (2001 census)

Box, Wiltshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Box.-- par. and vil. with ry. sta., N. Wilts, 5 miles NE. of Bath, 4217 ac., pop. 2203; P.O., T.O.; contains good quarries. Box Tunnel is about 1¾ mile long, and in some places 300 ft. below the surface.

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