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Milston, Wiltshire

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Milston, Wiltshire

Milston is a civil parish in Wiltshire situated approximately 12 miles north of Salisbury and is separated from neighbouring Durrington by the River Avon. The name is derived from the Old English midlest tūn, meaning "middlemost farm/settlement". It consists of two hamlets: Milston and Brigmerston, plus some farm buildings on the Salisbury Plain. The Milston hamlet contains a small grade II* listed Saxon chapel dedicated to St Mary.
Administrative CountyWiltshire
Traditional CountyWiltshire
OS GridSU1645
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityWiltshire

Other names by which Milston, Wiltshire has been known in the past


Milston, Wiltshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Milston, par. and vil., Wilts, on river Avon, 3 miles NE. of Amesbury, 2265 ac., pop. 155; birthplace of Joseph Addison (1672-1719), poet and essayist.

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