Milston, a village and a parish in Wiltshire. The village stands on the river Avon, 3 miles N by E of Amesbury, and 6¼ N by W of Porton station on the L. & S.W.R., and consists of a small group of very pretty cottages, the parish church, and a gabled old parsonage, the birthplace of Joseph Addison, and now a farmhouse. The parish contains also the hamlet of Brigmerston, and its post town is Amesbury, under Salisbury. Acreage, 2265; population, 154. The living is a rectory, united with the perpetual curacy of Brigmerston, in the diocese of Salisbury; gross value, £280 with residence. The church is ancient and has been restored. Launcelot Addison, the father of Joseph Addison, was rector.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Milston St. Mary|
|Poor Law union||Amesbury|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Milston 1540-1812, Wiltshire is available to browse online.
The register dates from the year 1540.
Findmypast, in association with the Wiltshire Record Office, have the following parish records online for Milston:
Church of England
St. Mary (parish church)
The church of St. Mary is a small but ancient edifice of stone and flint, in the Gothic style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a western turret containing one bell: the east window is stained: the church was restored about 1860 and again in 1906, at a cost of nearly £700, and affords 90 sittings.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Milston from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Milston (St. Mary))
Online maps of Milston are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Wiltshire papers online: