In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Box Moor like this:
BOX-MOOR, a chapelry in Hemel-Hampstead parish, Herts; on the Grand Junction canal and the North Western railway, 2½ miles NW by N of Kings-Langley. It has a station on the railway, from which omnibuses run to Hemel-Hampstead; and a post office† of the name of Box-Moor, Hertfordshire. It was constituted in 1844, Rated property, with Hemel-Hampstead, £25,772. Pop., 3,813. Houses, 787. The property is much subdivided. The scenery in the neighbourhood of the r. station is very rich and beautiful; and the moor, whence the name is taken, is at some distance. The railway, northward from the station, passes over an embankment, with fine views; crosses the Box-Lane viaduct; and runs parallel with the canal. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £150. Patron, the Vicar of Hemel-Hampstead. The church is good.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Box Moor has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Dacorum. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Box Moor and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Box Moor, in Dacorum and Hertfordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 30th April 2016
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