Category Archives: Anglo-Saxon

Exhibition 16 – 17 Sep 2017

Phew! Well we met so many people. Over 100 visitors came along. Thank you to all those who were stewards, those who supplied the cakes, and especially those visitors who came along and shared their family history research with us. … Continue reading

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Place Names of Dorset, Part 3

This marvellous book has an amazing amount of information. Part 3 covers Whiteway Hundred which includes Milton Abbas and the adjoining parishes of Woolland, Stoke Wake, Hilton and Ibberton. It details the origins of place names, road and track names … Continue reading

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The only remaining evidence of the Anglo-Saxons at Milton Abbas is this stump of a market cross. It has no display board pointing out its importance to the history of the community. It is sad to see such a lack … Continue reading

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Anglo-Saxons

There is precious little evidence that Milton Abbas was occupied in Anglo-Saxon times, but this is one fragment that is definitely of this period. It was in the Abbey with the other stone fragments. I’m not sure where it is … Continue reading

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Magnetometry survey

This morning Josie Hagan from Bournemouth University carried out a magnetometry survey around St Catherine’s Chapel. We look forward to seeing the results. The earthworks surrounding St Catherine’s Chapel are a mystery, and several legends have built up around them. … Continue reading

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Exhibition 16 – 17 Sep 2017, Reading Rooms, Milton Abbas

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