Next meeting a presentation via ZOOM by Janet Few ‘Sons of the Soil’. The home is wonderfully spacious, but also feels cosy and quaint, too. By the time we’d reached the end of this path the sun had come out and we were so close to the walk that we had taken the dogs on the day before so we decided to go back there. With a beautifully presented traditional Kitchen/Diner, large Living Room with feature fireplace, this property is a 'Must See' to be fully appreciated. Milton Abbas is a historic Dorset village filled mostly with idyllic thatched cottages. The School is located just outside of the picturesque village of Milton Abbas, approximately 30 miles south-west of Salisbury. Most of the records date from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. During Covid we are meeting with ZOOM. This soft-touch navy cushion has vibrant stars to create a striking look in the home. This place was, of course, Milton Abbas. Candles are always a good idea. This stunning style from Wicks and Stones is sure to go down a treat. Similarly we have omitted information from marriages as this is no guarantee that either husband or wife lived in Milton Abbas. This area in Dorset was going to be the best weather for the entire six counties that we can travel to easily, and being as we were only expecting to get one vaguely nice day, that wasn’t saying much. We found ourselves a nice little spot on the edge of a field to eat lunch and give the dogs a drink. Designed by Jonathan Adler, this set of four coasters will add a touch of glamour. It’s not like me and it did confuse my poor husband but the extreme angle was making me feel ill and I got grumpy. This list of 1050 surnames has been compiled from various sources including the Parish Registers. It did, but in a very roundabout way, so we decided that when we visit the village the next day we’d go along the road. So the new village of Milton Abbas was created with 36 almost identical cottages, each designed to … Email agent I have no idea what is happening to my posts, they seem to be getting longer – best you grab a cup of hot tea or a beer – what? When we came back the sun was in a perfect position and many of the cars had moved. Added on 06/11/2020. We had a fantastic walk following the dogs along different paths and taking photos. We do have these, so if you believe you have relatives from this period, please contact us. We are particularly interested in the mobility of families in the 18th century. We were pretty sure there was a walk straight from our site but with no one about to ask, we opted for a quick walk into the village. As it was, the sun was out and there was no one else about so we had fun investigating and photographing the outside of the building. Cooking dinner was an experience I don’t want to repeat. Sign up to our newsletter to get more articles like this delivered straight to your inbox.SIGN UP, 12 beautiful twig Christmas trees to buy now, Wicks and Stones Infinity Amethyst Scented Candle, 780g, John Lewis & Partners The Classic Biscuit Selection, 500g, John Lewis & Partners Swirl Stem Champagne Flute, 240ml, Clear/Gold, This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. Impact and Significance of Milton Abbas. Step outside and you'll fall in love with the impressive lawns, well-stocked borders with vegetable beds and steps which meander through terraced gardens. Tempted? Thankfully, the tractor worked a treat and the owner didn’t even bat an eyelid when Nik went to see him, so we think it’s probably not the first time he’d pulled someone out of his field. The property has recently been sympathetically renovated to a high standard to create generous living spaces and light airy rooms. We're certain it will make a well-received housewarming gift. Step inside and you'll find four bedrooms, a sprawling sitting room, a large welcoming hallway, three bathrooms, sun room, dining room and heaps of storage space. There were far too many cars as everyone had obviously returned home for the evening but the village was pretty anyway, so we kept walking to the bottom of the street and here we discovered the path to Milton Abbey Church. We found a footpath just at the bottom of the village that took us up through a little, wooded area and out onto a recently harvested cornfield. We earn a commission for products purchased through some links in this article. Most of the records date from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. We awoke to a lovely sunny morning. We didn’t hang around though, as we wanted a sunnier day for a proper visit. We love this hand-made black and white style. 01202 024006 Local call rate. Notes of meeting of Milton Abbas Local History Group Wed 5 Feb 2020, Notes of meeting of Milton Abbas Local History Group Wed 8 Jan 2020, Follow Milton Abbas Local History Group, Dorset, UK on You can’t really tell from the picture just what an angle we were on, it was mainly the back end, which is where we sleep. Whilst we were there the local farmer drove past us with cages full of young pheasants that he was bringing to a big cage in the wood at the edge of our field. To begin with, we were worrying that Nik wouldn’t be able to get the photos he was after because there were cars everywhere, and although the sun was out there was a big dark cloud sitting above us. The Abbey and the school were made with a very grey stone that adds to the spectacle. Set over two floors, the property has undergone an extensive renovation project. It rained all through the night and when we got up it was obvious that we weren’t getting out of that field without help. Inside, they'll find English Breakfast tea, a personalised coaster and a tea towel. In the 1770s, the owner of Milton Abbey House, Joseph Damer (1st Earl of Dorchester), felt the existing village of Middleton, with all its noises and smells was disturbing his rural idyll. The main pull here is the immaculately presented garden, which has been beautifully landscaped over the years. After three days in our field with the almost non-stop torrential rain, we weren’t looking forward to trying to get out. Woodlands is currently on the market for £625,000 with Greenslade Taylor Hunt, Dorchester via OnTheMarket. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. As we came out of the path and onto the Abbey grounds we were immediately greeted with the amazing vision of the Abbey right there in front of us. Makes us feel a bit better. Added on 06/11/2020 by Savills, Wimborne. By Weird and Wonderful. As it was starting to get dark we decided we’d be stuck here for the night so we best just get on with it. Whilst searching for something of interest in this area I came across pictures of what I could only describe as a “Smurf village” when I explained it to Nik. Bring joy to someone by arranging for this special gift set to be popped through their letterbox. We both enjoyed our walk so much that we ended our evening with big grins on our faces. So with that finished we then made our way to the walk that we had promised the dogs the evening before and let them free for a nice long run around while we explored a few more of the footpaths in the area.


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