Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Mathematical Gazetteer of the British Isles

In the Willen section of Milton Keynes is Willen Church, the only(?) extant structure designed by Robert Hooke. The church (of St Mary Magdalene) is on a road called The Hooke.

In a nearby field is a maze constructed by Buddhist monks from an adjacent monastery, the largest turf maze in the world. [1] [2]; [3]

For an account of Hooke's architecture which suggests other extant buildings possibly by him, see [4]

References (show)

  1. Letter with photo from John Fauvel
  2. Pennick, Nigel. Mazes and Labyrinths. Robert Hale, London, 1990. pp.168-169 & plate 20.
  3. Fisher, Adrian [& Gerster, Georg (photographer)]. The Art of the Maze. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1990. p.154.
  4. Inwood, Stephen. The Man Who Knew Too Much: The Strange and inventive life of Robert Hooke 1635-1703 (London: Macmillan, 2002)

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