The front of 'Orchardside',William Cowper's house. Taken from the Market Square,Olney,Buckinghamshire.

The Cowper and Newton Museum (Olney)

Orchard Side,Market Place
Olney, Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ

United Kingdom

01234 711516; cnmmkheritage.co.uk

Type: Other places

Web site: http://www.mkheritage.co.uk/cnm

Description: Founded in 1900 as a memorial to the Poet William Cowper,it is also home for memorabilia of his friend John Newton. Cowper,who wrote many wonderful poems such as 'The Task','The Diverting History of John Gilpin', and 'The Castaway'.He also penned the 'Olney Hymns' and a series of superb letters.
The house where he lived from 1768 to 1786 is lovingly preserved and contains many items of interest associated with the poet.It also houses a small Library and at the rear of the house is a garden and a Summer House where he used to write.

Added by: devenish.  Contacted: Not contacted.  Venue ID: 23217


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