is a small village with the large Milton Park Trading Estate
on its doorstep to its immediate south, but the village has successfully managed to retain
its rural character. The neighbouring offices and warehouses
are within comfortable jogging distance and at lunch time
on a fine day joggers from Milton Park can sometimes be seen enjoying the rural tranquility
of the village.
Milton derives its name from the old name Middletune (the
middle tun), the middle village of a group of villages.
Milton was once a centre of the wool industry and the
parish church is dedicated to St. Blaise, the patron saint
of wool combers.
The Church of St. Blaise dates from the early part of
the 14th century and is built on the site of a formaer
Saxon building. The church was largely rebuilt in the
To the west of the village is Milton Manor House and its
park. The house is a tall classically inspired mid-17th
century red-brick building and is sometimes open to the
public. The park has some fine old trees and there are
two lakes. There is also a walled garden and stables.
Pony rides and shire horse cart rides are often available
and other animals to be seen include rare-breed pigs and
is about 3.5 miles south of Abingdon and
a similar distance north-east of Didcot.