Category Archives: local history

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 … Continue reading

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Visit of King Edward VII to Milton Abbey

It is rumoured here that King Edward VII brought his mistress to Milton Abbey. Maybe many times. However if he did, it was kept very quiet. Does anyone know which mistress he was with in 1909 when this picture was … Continue reading

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Visit of King Edward VII to Milton Abbey, 1909

Here is a view of the beaters for the shoot. does anyone have relatives who were estate workers at Milton Abbey in 1909. It would be good if we could recognise any of these men.  

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Fanny Burney on Milton Abbey

Fanny Burney on Milton Abbey Frances Burney – Madam D’Arblay visited Milton Abbey and Milton Abbas in 1791. She was not too impressed by Lord Milton’s new “town”. This is one of the very few contemporary comments. It is a … Continue reading

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The Tale of Milton Abbas, Richeldis Wansbrough

Now here’s a useful little book. It is still available if you know where to look. The references aren’t very good and some of the information may be hearsay.

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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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Hutchins’ History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset

Hutchins’ ‘History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset’ Author Rev. John Hutchins, curate at Milton Abbey. Published in 3 Editions: 1st Ed, 1774, 2 Vols, Milton Abbas Vol 2, pages 430 – 448. 19 pages 2nd Ed, 1796 – 1815, … Continue reading

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Parish Registers of Milton Abbas

Parish Registers of Milton Abbas Parish registers in England were first kept in 1538, recording details of baptisms (not births) marriages and burials (not deaths). However the earliest surviving examples are those entered into the new books as ordered in … Continue reading

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Rural Life – guide to local records

  Author Peter Edwards. Although out of date – it was published in 1993 – it is a useful summary of the documents that are available which need to be examined to complete a history of a rural parish.

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View of the Street

  A lovely view of The Street of Milton Abbas nestled in its valley. Unfortunately this is not how Capability Brown intended it. It was meant to be much more open with a clear view from this spot across the … Continue reading

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