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Milton, Hampshire

Historical Description

Milton, a parish in Hants, on Christchurch Bay, with a station on the L. & S.W.R., 97 miles from London, and 7 W by S of Lymington. It comprises the tithings of Ashley and Chewton, and has a post and telegraph office under Lymington;. money order office, Hordle. Acreage, 6370; population of the civil parish, 1670; of the ecclesiastical, 1295. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester; gross value, £130 with residence. Patron, the Vicar of Milford. The church, with the exception of the tower, was rebuilt in 1831. There are Congregational, Baptist, and Wesleyan chapels.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyHampshire 
Ecclesiastical parishMilton St. Mary Magdalene 
Poor Law unionLymington 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Milton from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Hampshire (County Southampton) is available to browse.


Online maps of Milton are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Hampshire newspapers online:

Villages, Hamlets, &c

Ashley (Milton)

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Hampshire, 1530, 1575, & 1622-34 is available to view on the Heraldry page.

CountyCity of Portsmouth
RegionSouth East
Postal districtPO4
Post TownSouthsea