Milton

Milton 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.

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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 mid-nineteenth century.

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 llamas.

Milton is about 3.5 miles south of Abingdon and a similar distance north-east of Didcot.

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