In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Boxwell like this:
BOXWELL-WITH-LEIGHTERTON, a parish in Tetbury district, Gloucester; on the Cotswolds, 4½ miles ESE of Wotton-under-Edge, and 6½ E of Charfield r. station. It has a post office, of the name of Leighterton, under Wotton-under-Edge. Acres, 2,266. Real property, £2,693. Pop, 255. Houses, 56. The property is divided among a few. Boxwell Court is the seat of the Rev. R. W. Huntley. About 45 acres are covered with box-trees. An ancient nunnery stood at Boxwell; and is said to have been destroyed by the Danes. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £350.* Patron, the Rev. R. W. Huntley. The church is ancient, and has a very ancient font. There is also a very ancient chapel at Leighterton.
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Boxwell, in Cotswold and Gloucestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 02nd August 2014
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