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NEWPORT PAGNELL a market town in the Buckingham parliamentary division of Buckinghamshire, England, 56 m.

N.W. by N. of London, on a branch of the London & NorthWestern railway, and at the junction of the river Ouzel with the Ouse. Pop. of urban district (1901) 4028. The church of St Paul and St Peter has Early English portions, including fine north and south porches. An inscription on the tomb of Thomas Abbott Hamilton in the churchyard is by the poet Cowper, who lived in the neighbouring town of Olney. The almshouse called Queen Anne's Hospital is named from Anne of Denmark, queen of James I., who reconstituted a foundation of the time of Edward I., dedicated to St John the Baptist and St John the Evangelist.

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