The town was first settled with the building of an especially luxurious Roman villa in the 2nd Century AD, around which were also built smaller buildings, mainly for agricultural purposes. Much of the stone of this villa was later taken by medieval builders.
Today, Box is known for its Roman ruins, charming cottages and historic buildings with a Cotswolds atmosphere, lush gardens, quarrying and stone, proximity to Bath, and its small-town beauty.
People Born in Box
Box in People's Lives
Olivia Hallinan: I was frequently here through 2008 - 2010, filming the TV series Lark Rise to Candleford. A farm here provided the fictional setting of the village of Lark Rise.