16 homes (Nos. 1-16).
In 1850, this was arable land, named ‘High North Field’; occupied by Thomas and Robert Stothard, and leased from landowner Cuthbert Ellison.
Named after: John Milton (9 December 1608 – 8 November 1674) was an English poet, polemicist,
and man of letters, and a civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell. He wrote at a time of religious flux and political upheaval, and is best known for his epic poem
Paradise Lost (1667), written in blank verse.
Milton Avenue is named after one of the poets, as is: Shakespeare Avenue, Tennyson Avenue,
Coleridge Square, Wordsworth Avenue, Byron Avenue and Kipling Avenue.
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