Place:Box, Wiltshire, England

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NameBox
Alt namesAshleysource: village in parish
Box Hillsource: village in parish
Alcombesource: hamlet in parish
Blue Veinsource: hamlet in parish
Chapel Plaistersource: hamlet in parish
Ditteridgesource: hamlet in parish
Henley (Box parish)source: hamlet in parish
Kingsdownsource: hamlet in parish
Middlehillsource: hamlet in parish
Wadswicksource: hamlet in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.417°N 2.25°W
Located inWiltshire, England
See alsoChippenham Hundred, Wiltshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Chippenham Rural, Wiltshire, Englandrural district, 1894 - 1934
Calne and Chippenham Rural, Wiltshire, Englandrural district, 1934 - 1974
North Wiltshire District, Wiltshire, England1974-2009
Wiltshire District, Wiltshire, England2009--
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog


the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Box is a large village and civil parish in civil parish in Wiltshire, England, about 3 miles (5 km) west of Corsham and 5 miles (8 km) northeast of Bath. 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 (Box parish), Kingsdown, Middlehill and Wadswick. To the east the parish includes much of Rudloe (redirected to Corsham), formerly a hamlet but now a housing estate, and the defence establishments and related businesses on the site of RAF Rudloe Manor. The civil parish had a population of 3,525 in the UK census of 2011.

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.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Box, Wiltshire.

Ditteridge

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Ditteridge is a hamlet in the civil parish of Box, Wiltshire, England. It is about 0.8 miles (1.3 km) northwest of Box and 3.5 miles (6 km) west of the town of Corsham.

Consisting today of a farm and a handful of houses, the ancient parish of Ditteridge (which included the hamlet of Alcombe) used to have a larger population, peaking at 119 at the 1851 census. The civil parish, created in 1837, was combined with Box in 1884.

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