Early-attested site in the Parish of East Knoyle
- Middelton 1281 Ass
- Midelton c.1300 Trop
- Milton juxta Knoell 1445 ib
Milton is Middelton 1281Ass , Midelton c. 1300 Trop, Milton juxta Knoell 1445 ib. 'Middle farm,' v. tun . So named in relation to East and West Knoyle. Close at hand is Steeple Copse (6″) (cf. Stepple Close c. 1840TA ), suggesting that Stepelknoel (1228 Cl) was another name for Milton. Steeple is from a lost OE stīepel , 'steep place,' discussed in PN Ess 226–7.