GILPIN HOUSE ORCHARD SIDE COWPER AND NEWTON MUSEUM

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1125295

Date first listed: 03-Mar-1952

Date of most recent amendment: 06-May-1983

Statutory Address: GILPIN HOUSE, 29, MARKET PLACE

Statutory Address: ORCHARD SIDE COWPER AND NEWTON MUSEUM, 30, MARKET PLACE

Map

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ORCHARD SIDE COWPER AND NEWTON MUSEUM
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Location

Statutory Address: GILPIN HOUSE, 29, MARKET PLACE

Statutory Address: ORCHARD SIDE COWPER AND NEWTON MUSEUM, 30, MARKET PLACE

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

District: Milton Keynes (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Olney

National Grid Reference: SP 88975 51272

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History

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Details

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

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 45767

Legacy System: LBS

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