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Milton's Cottage

A Grade I Listed Building in Chalfont St. Giles, Buckinghamshire

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Coordinates

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

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1125006

English Heritage Legacy ID: 44381

Location: Chalfont St. Giles, Chiltern, Buckinghamshire, HP8

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Chiltern

Civil Parish: Chalfont St. Giles

Civil Parish/community: Chalfont St Giles

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Chalfont St Giles

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

CHALFONT ST GILES DEAN WAY
1.
5134
(south side)
Milton's Cottage
(formerly listed
under High Street
(south side)
SU 9893 4/9 22.12.58

CV
2.
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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