Box, Wiltshire

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Box is a large village and civil parish within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Wiltshire, England, about 3 miles (5 km) west of Corsham and 5 miles (8 km) northeast of Bath. Box also falls in the easternmost part of the Avon Green Belt. Besides the village of Box, the parish includes the villages of Ashley and Box Hill; Hazelbury manor; and the hamlets of Alcombe, Blue Vein, Chapel Plaister, Ditteridge, Henley, Kingsdown, Middlehill, and Wadswick. To the east the parish includes much of Rudloe, formerly a hamlet but now a housing estate, and the defence establishments and related businesses on the site of the former RAF Rudloe Manor.

Quick facts: Box, Population, OS grid reference,...
Box from Quarry Hill
Box is located in Wiltshire
Location within Wiltshire
Population3,525 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceST826685
Civil parish
  • Box
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCORSHAM
Postcode districtSN13
Dialling code01225
FireDorset and Wiltshire
AmbulanceSouth Western
UK Parliament
WebsiteParish Council
List of places
51.415°N 2.252°W / 51.415; -2.252

Occupation here dates back at least to Roman times. The area is known for its fine stone, and for centuries Box quarries were famous for their product. Today Box is perhaps better known for its Brunel-designed Box railway tunnel.

Box has been twinned with Sorigny, a commune in central France, since 2016.[2]