"MILTON, a parish in the hundred of Ock, county Berks, 3 miles S.W. of Abingdon, its post town. The parish, which is wholly agricultural, is situated on the line of the Great Western railway. The soil consists of clay and gravel. It is a meet for the Old Berkshire hounds. The surface is hilly towards the N. but more level in the S. The manor-house was built by Inigo Jones. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Oxford, value £560, in the patronage of Christ Church, Oxford. The church, dedicated to St. Blaise, is a small structure, with a square tower containing five bells. The parochial charities produce about £101 per annum, of which £67 goes to Warner's free school. There is a place of worship for the Wesleyans. Milton Hill and Milton House are the principal residences; the latter, built by Inigo Jones, has a Roman Catholic chapel and an excellent library. John Basil Barrett, Esq., is lord of the manor."
From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland(1868). Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003.
Other descriptions can be found from other periods in various trade directories covering Berkshire from the early 19th century onwards from Berkshire FHS (members only) and from A Vision of Britain Through Time.
Further information about some of the churches can be found below:
- Methodists: There seems to be a Methodist Church, but very little information is available. See on Google StreetView
- Roman Catholic: Chapel of the Blessed Virgin, Milton Manor House
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- Milton was in the hundred of Ock
You can see the administrative areas in which Milton has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SU485915 (Lat/Lon: 51.62024, -1.300849), Milton which are provided by:
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- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
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Milton was in the Abingdon Union. For more information, see Poorhouses.