English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

Milton Abbey

Early-attested site in the Parish of Milton Abbas

Historical Forms

  • monasterium et abbathiam de Middeltone 843 BCS739
  • Abbatia de Middeltune 1086 DB
  • Middleton Abbey 1331 Pat
  • Monasterii beate Marie et S'cique Sampsonis de Mydelton 1531 AD


Milton Abbey (ST 799024), monasterium et abbathiam de Middeltone 843 for 934 (17) BCS 739, Abbatia de Middeltune 1086 DB, Middleton Abbey 1331 Pat, Monasterii beate Marie et S 'cique Sampsonis de Mydelton 1531AD , a Benedictine abbey founded 933 by Athelstan (VCHDo 258–62), cf. also Ecclesia Middeltunensis 1086DB, 'church of St Mary of Myddelton '1268 FF, ecclesiam S 'ci Samps ' de Middelton '1280Ass , Abby Church , The Abby Barn , Abby Gdn , Convent Gdn , Vicarage Ho c. 1771DROMap , v. foll.