Place:


Boxwell  Gloucestershire

 

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.

Boxwell through time

Boxwell is now part of Cotswold district. Click here for graphs and data of how Cotswold has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Boxwell itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Boxwell, in Cotswold and Gloucestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/10406

Date accessed: 28th March 2017


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