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GRAY'S 'COUNTRY CHURCHYARD' AND MILTON'S COTTAGE AT CHALFONT

GRAY'S 'COUNTRY CHURCHYARD' AND MILTON'S COTTAGE AT CHALFONT

In the churchyard he immortalised, the poet Thomas Gray is buried by his mother near the east wall of the church. The monument to his memory (top left) was put up in the eighteenth century in Stoke Park, within whose grounds the church stands. The church (top right) is, in the main, fourteenth century work, and is dedicated to St. Giles. At one end of the little Buckinghamshire village of Chalfont St Giles stands the cottage to which John Milton, already blind, retired 1665-66 to escape the Great Plague which was ravaging London

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