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This stunning object was found by a metal detectorist somewhere in Milton Abbas. It is of unique design according the the British Museum. The image is from the Portable Antiquities Scheme where you will find more information.
A dissertation by James Bowler at the University of St Andrews has recently come to our notice which is titled ‘The Life and Afterlife of an English Reredos: A Contextual, Restorative and Aesthetic Analysis of the Great Screen of Milton … Continue reading
(1790-1856) Research by Clive Barnes Veteran of Waterloo The returning soldier was a common theme in early 19C literature. This illustration is taken from an 1803 collection by Whatcombe-born poet William Holloway. James Jacob was the third son of carpenter … Continue reading
The Milton Abbas Local History Group have been recording all the medieval tiles in the Chapel. We have photographed them at high resolution. The tiles were moved from the Abbey Church during its Victorian restoration. They show the results of … Continue reading
Our member Clive Barnes gave a presentation summarising his excellent research on the design and building of the dam and lake by Lord Milton to our history group on 1 June. This presentation with maps ‘Lord Milton and the Lake’ … Continue reading
New LIDAR Digital Terrain Model data is now available at Archi Maps. This is a revelation for the area around St Catherine’s Chapel. Compare the map on our website showing the entrenchment with the latest DTM The Chapel itself is … Continue reading