Whatever Lord Milton's intentions in the case, the tenant took him to court and won. An abbey was founded here by King Athelstan after the Battle of Brunenburgh, in which the king secured a victory over the Danes, circa 940. The attractive village of Milton Abbas holds the distinction of being the first planned settlement in England.  • Tincleton  • Silton  • Allington  • Fifehead Magdalen  • Wareham Building at the abbey continued until its six centuries of monasticism came to an abrupt halt with the dissolution of the monastries in 1539.  • Corfe Castle  • Stour Provost (5).  • Moreton  • Corfe Mullen  • Cranborne with Boveridge  • Dorchester  • Hilfield Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc.  • Witchampton  • Tyneham  • Beer Hackett  • Lillington  • East Chelborough  • Wootton Glanville In 1742, he married Caroline Sackville, daughter of the first Duke of Dorset; on Caroline's death in 1755, Damer commissioned the Italian sculptor Carlini to make a monument to mourn her, which today stands in the north transept of the Abbey. Weymouth pictures  • Morden  • Radipole  • Broadway  • Shillingstone To support the church, Athelstan granted it sixteen manors in Dorset.  • Dorchester St Peter  • Poxwell A site based around photographs, primarily of architecture, with descriptions.  • Chilcombe Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.  • Bettiscombe  • Iwerne Minster  • Stoke Abbott  • Puddletown  • Winterborne Whitechurch The History of Milton Abbey and formation of the village of Milton Abbas Much of the following information comes from the excellent Milton Abbey school website. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. It is sometimes considered the first planned settlement in England as it was designed in the 18th century when the market town of Milton (or Middleton ) was cleared by …  • Haydon  • Bradford Abbas  • Leigh  • Bere Regis  • Turners Puddle  • Motcombe  • Gussage All Saints Sir John Tregonwell, a lawyer who had helped arrange Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon and at the Dissolution acted as commissioner taking the surrenders of monasteries, bought the Abbey and estate in 1540 for £1,000 and converted it into a private house.  • Askerswell The school was founded in 1954 and is co-educational.  • Winterborne Clenston This seat was designed by Sir William Chambers; is a large quadrangular mansion with a central court; consists of white limestone, alternating in parts with layers of flint; presents principal fronts to the N and the W; includes the Abbot's hall, of date 1498; and stands on a natural terrace, at the convergence of three deep vales, under an amphitheatre of wooded heights.  • Purse Caundle  • Winfrith Newburgh  • Ashmore  • Watercombe  • Longfleet  • Piddletrenthide  • Chetnole  • Alderholt  • Holnest 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.  • West Knighton  • Bradpole  • Goathill  • East Orchard  • Worth Matravers  • Catherston Leweston Through their eighty years at Milton Abbey the Hambros saw the trees and shrubs planted by Capability Brown grow to their full maturity, especially under the loving care of Sir Everard Hambro.  • Woodlands  • Pulham  • Manston  • Chalbury In 1953 the grounds were bought by a trust to establish a school, Milton Abbey which flourishes today.  • Gorewood Milton Abbas, a village and a parish in Dorsetshire.  • Winterborne Steepleton Online maps of Milton Abbas are available from a number of sites: The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the Dorset County Chronicle and the Sherborne Mercury online.  • Edmondsham Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.  • Milborne St Andrew ; 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. Milton Abbas is a parish and village 7 miles south west from Blandford and 11 miles north east from Dorchester.  • Arne  • Langton Long The present St James Church is located in the centre of The Street in the ‘new’ village of Milton Abbas.


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