Category Archives: Milton Abbas

Overseers of the Poor – what we have learned

Every month the Overseer paid out the regular payment to the poor, plus “disbursements” – additional payments, goods or services to those in need, and costs of the Overseers. These disbursements are of most interest to the local historian because … Continue reading

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Milton Abbas Street Fair 2017

Despite the dreadful weather plenty of people turned out, and many took an interest in our history group stand. Thanks to the great British public. All the volunteers on our stand were in 18th century costume, which added to the … Continue reading

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Holloways and Sunken Paths, the Mysterious Ancient Highways

Originally posted on The Dorset Rambler:
There are thousands of ancient paths criss crossing Dorset’s wonderful countryside but none more fascinating than these labyrinthine paths like the one in the picture above which goes by the interesting name of Hell Lane! These…

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Of a once grand abbey, a once thriving village, glorious greenery, and a graveyard

Originally posted on The Dorset Rambler:
I woke to a glorious sunny morning, eager to get out on the trail again.  I had already decided which walk I wanted to do – it started from the picture postcard village of…

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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, 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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