Olney, Milton Keynes

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Olney is a town in Milton Keynes

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Olney within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Olney in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Olney, small town, par., and township with ry. sta., in N. of Bucks, 11 miles SE. of Northampton and 59 miles from London - par., 3054 ac., pop. 2415; town and township, 2153 ac., pop. 2347; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Olney is an interesting little town, with a pleasing position in a valley of the Ouse. It is supposed to have been built by the Flemings, and is said to have been the first English seat of the lace mfr. Brewing and the mfr. of boots and shoes are now the chief local industries; but most of the trade is connected with the agricultural supplies of the neighbourhood. William Cowper (1731-1800), the poet, resided here from 1767 to 1786. The Olney hymns were written by Cowper and his friend John Newton (1725-1807), the rector of OIney.

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Olney Park Farm, par., on N. border of Bucks, near OIney, 206 ac., pop. 15.

Olney in the Domesday Book

A village in Bunsty hundred, in the county of Buckinghamshire.

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