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The Alcove, Weston Park

A Grade II Listed Building in Weston Underwood, Milton Keynes

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Latitude: 52.154 / 52°9'14"N

Longitude: -0.7426 / 0°44'33"W

OS Eastings: 486121

OS Northings: 251376

OS Grid: SP861513

Mapcode National: GBR CYR.YWY

Mapcode Global: VHDSN.24R3

Entry Name: The Alcove, Weston Park

Listing Date: 3 March 1952

Last Amended: 27 February 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1115833

English Heritage Legacy ID: 351176

Location: Weston Underwood, Milton Keynes, MK46

County: Milton Keynes

Civil Parish: Weston Underwood

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Weston Underwood

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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The Alcove, Weston Park

(formerly listed as Cowpers Alcove)


Garden building. Mid C18. Hexagonal on plan. Coursed rubblestone, rendered to interior. Open front with two Doric columns, entablature and hipped slate roof. Seats round the back walls. Built as a viewpoint on the path leading from the Rustic Bridge to The Wilderness via the Lime Avenue (now felled) in Weston Park. Frequented by the poet William Cowper when resident in Olney and subsequently in Cowper's House, Weston Underwood.

Listing NGR: SP8612151376

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