Lovat Bank

The house was commissioned by the Taylor family in 1876. William came to Newport Pagnell in 1825. His first business was manufacturing soda and then later mustard. The architect was Edward Swinfen Harris from Stony Stratford. His instructions were to build a grand house overlooking the river in the style of Queen Anne, including Gothic features. The feature which appears all over the house is sunflowers.
The lawns were terraced down to the river. There was a wooden bridge that went across the river to the daffodil meadows which were all part of the property. A water wheel was used to pump water to the house from the river.