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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1125006



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Chiltern

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Chalfont St. Giles

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 22-Dec-1958

Date of most recent amendment: 17-Mar-1982

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 44381

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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

Selected Sources

An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Buckinghamshire Volume One South, (1912)
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 4 Buckinghamshire,

National Grid Reference: SU 98888 93368


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