Place:Box, Wiltshire, England

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NameBox
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates51.417°N 2.25°W
Located inWiltshire, England
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Box is a large village located in Wiltshire, England, about east of Bath and 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. But this is modern history from around 1840 to the present day and occupation here dates back at least to Roman times.

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