Milton Abbas in Domesday Book


We are very lucky in Milton Abbas because there are entries in both the Great (Exchequer) Domesday and the Exon Domesday. There is rather more information in the latter. both are translated in the Victoria County History for Dorset. The tiny extract above is a facsimile.

Interestingly the first entry under the Abbot of Midletune is for Sydling St Nicholas. This is because it was a larger landholding at 29 hides compared to the home land of 25 hides.

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