Photographer's Note

Hello Everyone,

Just a little detour from my local photographs to share this lovely, thatched cottage, which we saw in Milton.

I think these cottages are part of the distinctive timber framed houses, with rendered walls and thatched roofs, which originated in the 16th century,

The history of Milton goes back much earlier than this. There is evidence of Anglo-Saxon presence for 500 years before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
The Anglo-Saxons also gave Milton its first name of ‘Middeltun’ – half way between two other local settlements, perhaps Waterbeach and Cambridge.

Milton was primarily a farming community, farming land owned by the manor, the church (glebe land) and later, additionally by Cambridge colleges. The people lived in humble cottages built of timber with thatched roofs.
Also, during the early part of this period, the Normans gave Milton the name of Middeltone, which later became Middleton and finally Milton after the reign of Edward III.

I hope you enjoyed this little journey through Milton's history, Bev :-)

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