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Latitude: 51.6304 / 51°37'49"N
Longitude: -0.5727 / 0°34'21"W
OS Eastings: 498888
OS Northings: 193368
OS Grid: SU988933
Mapcode National: GBR F6Q.L1Y
Mapcode Global: VHFSQ.183Y
Entry Name: Milton's Cottage
Listing Date: 22 December 1958
Last Amended: 17 March 1982
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1125006
English Heritage Legacy ID: 44381
Location: Chalfont St. Giles, Chiltern, Buckinghamshire, HP8
Civil Parish: Chalfont St Giles
Built-Up Area: Chalfont St Giles
Traditional County: Buckinghamshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire
Church of England Parish: Chalfont St Giles
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
CHALFONT ST GILES DEAN WAY
under High Street
SU 9893 4/9 22.12.58
Early C17, restored Cl8. Timber-framed house with red brick infill and old
tile roof. Two storey C18 wing at right angles. Leaded casement windows.
Three bays to street with original stack of old thin bricks between 2 left hand
bays. Lean-to at left and large projecting stack to right. Lent to Milton
by friend Thomas Ellwood in order that Milton could escape from London in the
plague year, 1665. Here he finished Paradise Lost and probably began Paradise
Regained, suggested to him by Ellwood. The only remaining house in which Milton
lived. Now a museum to Milton.
RCHM 1 83 Monument 9.
Listing NGR: SU9888893368
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