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Gilpin House orchard Side Cowper and Newton Museum

A Grade II* Listed Building in Olney, Milton Keynes

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.1526 / 52°9'9"N

Longitude: -0.7009 / 0°42'3"W

OS Eastings: 488975

OS Northings: 251272

OS Grid: SP889512

Mapcode National: GBR CZ0.3LQ

Mapcode Global: VHDSN.S5T5

Entry Name: Gilpin House orchard Side Cowper and Newton Museum

Listing Date: 3 March 1952

Last Amended: 6 May 1983

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1125295

English Heritage Legacy ID: 45767

Location: Olney, Milton Keynes, MK46

County: Milton Keynes

Civil Parish: Olney

Built-Up Area: Olney

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Olney

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

OLNEY MARKET PLACE
SP 8851
1/96 (south side)
3.3.52 No 29 (Gilpin House)
GV and No 30 (Orchard Side
(Cowper and Newton
Museum)) (Formerly
listed as The Cowper
Museum)
II*
The home of the poet William Cowper from 1767 to 1786. Early C18, plum brick
and light red brick round the openings and with stone dressings, early C19
slate roof with very deep eaves on heavy plain brackets in groups of three. Three storeys, brick plinth with stone capping, stone floor bands,
rusticated brick pilasters each end. Central doorway with wooden gate in
stone doorcase with wide moulded architrave, pulvinated frieze and triangular pediment breaking the first floor band. Matching doorway to right, with three stone steps and 6-fielded panelled door. Low doorway on left. Five sash
windows to ground floor. Eight sash windows to first and second floors, all windows having flat arched heads linked by keystones to the floor bands and moulded cills and large projecting rectangular aprons consisting of brick
panel with stone architrave.


Listing NGR: SP8897551272

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