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Olney, Milton Keynes

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Olney, Milton Keynes

Olney is a market town and civil parish in the Borough of Milton Keynes, England, with a population of around 6,000 people. It is also part of the ceremonial county of Buckinghamshire.
Post townOLNEY
Administrative CountyMilton Keynes
Traditional CountyBuckinghamshire
OS GridSP8851
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityThames Valley
Fire and Rescue AuthorityBuckinghamshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityBuckinghamshire
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Central
Dialling code01234
Population6,032 (2001 Census)

Other names by which Olney, Milton Keynes has been known in the past

Olney Park Farm ~ Oulney ~ Olnei

Olney, Milton Keynes in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

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.

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