Category Archives: archaeology

Mount Pleasant, Dorchester

Not Milton Abbas, but some news which may be of interest to those interested in prehistory and archaeology is a new study of Mount Pleasant, Dorchester. I have found this enigmatic henge the most interesting of all prehistoric monuments since … Continue reading

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Is there history in your attic, garden or fields, sheds or barns?

On 23-25 May 2020, Milton Abbas Local History Group will be holding a free entry exhibition in St James Church and the Reading Rooms, Milton Abbas, featuring village life before the 20th century. We are looking for any objects or … Continue reading

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Location, location, location

In order to locate the key points on the Woodward 1770 survey and map, the Milton Abbas Local History Group have purchased a hand held sat nav – We can now find on the ground, on the site of the … Continue reading

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Excavations in the north aisle of Milton Abbey

The Milton Abbas Local History Group were extremely fortunate in being able to view the excavations. These will shortly be covered over again probably for another one hundred years. We await the full archaeological report with interest. This gravestone is … Continue reading

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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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Promotion Leaflet

The Milton Abbas Local History Group promotion leaflet is now available in our local area. It will be available at our exhibit at the Street Fair.

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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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