Place:Milton Regis, Kent, England

NameMilton Regis
Alt namesMildentonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 148
Mildetonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 148
Milton-next-Sittingbournesource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates51.35°N 0.717°E
Located inKent, England
See alsoSittingbourne and Milton, Kent, Englandurban district into which Sittingbourne was absorbed in 1930
Swale (district), Kent, Englanddistrict municipality into which the area was transferred in 1974
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source: Family History Library Catalog
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Milton Regis is a village, since 1974, in the District of Swale in Kent, England. Former names include Milton-next-Sittingbourne, Milton Royal, Middleton, Midletun and Middletune. It has a population of about 5,000. Today it is a suburb of Sittingbourne although this has not always been the case. Milton Regis has the older and richer history. Until around 1800 Sittingbourne was a smaller hamlet and under the control of the Manor of Milton Regis.

The ancient settlement was near the church; the current Milton Regis dates back only to 1052. There are many fine timber-framed houses and buildings remaining including a Medieval Court Hall (a seat of Justice and Administration) that dates back to 1450.

The town and Manor of Middleton Regis as it was then called was recorded as the largest and most powerful manor in the Lathe of Scraye (in the centre of Kent). Milton Regis was part of the Sittingbourne and Milton urban district from 1930 until 1974.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Milton Regis.

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