Place:Milton, Surrey, England

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NameMilton
TypeCivil parish
Located inSurrey, England
See alsoDorking Rural (parish), Surrey, Englandparish from which Milton was created in 1933
Dorking and Horley Rural, Surrey, Englandrural district in which it was located 1933-1974
Mole Valley (district), Surrey, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974

Milton was a civil parish which existed immediately south of Dorking from 1933 until 1974. Its predecessor was Dorking Rural Civil Parish which had covered the rural parts of the parish of Dorking since 1894. It had an area of 3795 acres, only a part of the former Dorking Rural Parish--the rest, that part further from Dorking, went to the new parish of Holmwood.

The origin of the parish name was the hamlet of Milton Street, described in John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72 as

"MILTON-STREET, a hamlet in Dorking parish, Surrey; 1¾ mile SW of Dorking. It takes the latter part of its name from Stane-street, a portion of which is still traceable in the neighbourhood."

(Source:A Vision of Britain through Time)

Milton was located in the Dorking and Horley Rural District from 1933 until 1974 when the nationwide reorganization of local administration placed it in the Mole Valley District.

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