• Hammoon Even as Lord Milton, Damer found that his removal of the town, house by house as the leases fell in or the occupants moved, did not go unopposed; one tennant, a lawyer, stubbornly remained but was flooded out when the sluice gates of the old abbey pond above the town were opened. [Compiled by Michael Russell OPC for Dorchester & Fordington as a background document to support other research being undertaken] The "new" village was built between 1773 and 1780 along the sides of a single sloping street.  • Almer  • Kingston Russell  • Silton  • Gussage All Saints He planned to remove the old town south of the abbey and to replace the decaying abbey buildings with a great house suited to its surroundings and his position.  • Wareham  • Chilfrome  • Over Compton  • Poole St James  • Frome St Quintin This page has been viewed 1,178 times (134 via redirect). Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.  • Chardstock All Saints  • Chaldon Herring  • Frampton  • Winterborne Clenston  • Tyneham  • Purse Caundle  • Bradford Abbas  • Horton  • West Stafford Milton Abbas Local History Group, does not have the actual vouchers, but all the entries that were once on the vouchers appear in the Overseers of the Poor Account Books and give the same information.  • Mapperton We have transcribed the entry for Milton Abbas from the following: The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Dorset is available to browse.  • Melcombe Regis  • West Chelborough  • Holwell  • Shaftesbury Holy Trinity  • Marshwood  • Compton Abbas  • Thornford  • West Knighton  • Durweston  • Corfe Mullen  • Melbury Abbas  • Preston  • Melcombe Horsey  • Hampreston  • Tolpuddle The school has five houses - fittingly named Athelstan, Tregonwell, Bancks, Damer and Hambro.  • Winterborne St Martin After lightning struck the spire during a violent storm in 1309, the church was consumed by a fire in which the abbey's documents, books and relics were all destroyed.  • Trent  • Ashmore  • Bishop's Caundle  • Nether Compton  • Hinton St Mary  • Stockwood  • Winterborne Tomson  • Winterborne Steepleton Go to Dorset Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction.  • Piddlehinton  • West Lulworth  • Stour Provost  • Bloxworth  • Wootton Glanville The monks were dispersed and within a year the monastery's manors and other properties had been sold off. MILTON-ABBAS, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Blandford district, Dorset.  • Edmondsham  • Buckland Ripers  • Portland  • Tarrant Hinton  • Bradford Peverell A new abbey church was soon begun; although never fully completed, it reached its present size principally under the guidance of Abbot William Middleton at the turn of the 15th century and the village next to it was also often referred to as Middleton. RIBA British Architectural Library Drawings & Archives Collection(3). An old chapel, dedicated to St Catherine, stands on a hill E of the abbey. It was originally called Middleton, and took the latter part of its name from a neighbouring Benedictine abbey.  • Wimborne Minster  • Swanage  • Folke  • Church Knowle  • Steeple The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Milton Abbey, 1559-1812 is online.  • South Perrott The present St James Church is located in the centre of The Street in the ‘new’ village of Milton Abbas.  • Chetnole  • Lyme Regis There is a Wesleyan chapel.[1].  • Broadway  • Toller Porcorum  • Cerne Abbas  • Winterborne Stickland  • East Stoke  • Ryme Intrinseca  • Portesham In 1953 the grounds were bought by a trust to establish a school, Milton Abbey which flourishes today.  • Osmington On buying the estate he set about a grand scheme to reshape the valley in which it lay.  • Leweston  • Monkton Wyld  • Chardstock  • Allington He hired, first, John Vardy (1718-1765), who had constructed the Horse Guards in London and who worked intermittently on the Dorset project and a house for Damer in Park Lane.  • Yetminster, Ⓒ 2020 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. 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The village church was rebuilt by the first Earl of Dorchester, has a pinnacled tower, and was thoroughly restored and enlarged in 1889.  • Blandford St Mary  • Radipole  • Winterborne Anderson  • Blandford Forum  • Iwerne Minster  • Woolland  • Gorewood The village stands along a steep road, between two wooded hills, adjacent to an affluent of the river Puddle, 6 miles SW by W of Blandford station on the Somerset and Dorset railway.  • Puncknowle  • Dorchester Holy Trinity with Frome Whitfield CheselborneDewlishHiltonIbbertonMilborne St AndrewWinterborne ClenstonWinterborne HoughtonWinterborne WhitchurchWoolland, About |  • Hooke  • Affpuddle  • Long Bredy  • Stourton Caundle ; succeeded a previous church, destroyed by lightning; consists of transept, aisled" chancel, and tower; contains a rich altar-screen of 1492, finely carved stalls, three canopied sedilia, a unique specimen of an old English " spire " or sacrament house, two rude old paintings supposed to represent Athelstan and his mother, an " Easter Sepulchre" tomb to Sir John Tregonwell, a monument of 1775 by Carlini to Lord and Lady Milton, a Jesse window of 1849 by Pugin, and a marble font by Prof. Jerichan, pupil of Thorwaldsen. He had a short life, and when he died in 1737 the Milton estate passed to John Strachan, the son of a female cousin.  • Castleton  • Kington Magna  • Stinsford Milton Abbas parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years: Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online.  • Winterborne Zelstone The attractive village of Milton Abbas holds the distinction of being the first planned settlement in England.  • Milborne St Andrew  • Shaftesbury St Rumbold  • Poxwell  • Chideock  • Hilfield  • Stourpaine  • Broadwinsor They had two children, one of whom, Jacob, inherited the estate in 1724.  • Charborough This page was last edited on 3 December 2019, at 19:17. The map reveals the higgledy-piggledy nature of the estate: roads meander; cottages are dotted here and there; and smallholdings are scattered throughout.  • Corscombe  • Shipton George  • Motcombe  • Iwerne Stepleton  • Longburton  • East Stour  • Nether Cerne  • Burleston  • Spetisbury  • Cheselbourne