New Milton, Hampshire, is on the fringes of the New Forest with Bashley being in the New Forest and south of New Milton is Barton-on-Sea. New Milton is between Christchurch to the West and Lymington to the East. There used to be Milton Manor which is listed in the Domesday Book. Milton village was on the main Christchurch and Lymington road where the Wheatsheaf is still operating.
New Milton was formed when the railway station was opened and a new town developed. A post office opened and was called, 'New Milton Post Office', to differentiate it from the post office in Old Milton and the name stuck.
From New Milton you can visit Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum, the Forest Arts Centre and the New Forest National Park. The Forest Arts have been offering creative activities for nearly 50 years and offers entertainment including touring musicians, stand-up comedy and film screenings as well as various community events.
ClueCrypted Escape Room is based in New Milton, Hampshire, which is a real life escape game designed for small groups of 2 to 6 players designed to test your mind and wits!
My school used to be in New Milton, Hampshire but sadly is no longer there. It has been replaced by an award winning school called Ballard School set in 34 acres between the New Forest and Solent on the Hampshire / Dorset border.
Barton-on-Sea, Hampshire, is south of New Milton and Old Milton, and is a pebbly beach with many fossils. The Barton geographical beds that are in the cliffs are very susceptible to cliff erosion so significant sea defences have been built. New Milton is to the north of Barton-on-Sea.
Barton-on-Sea was inhabitated in the Bronze Age and has been mentionedin the Domesday Book. There was a Manor built there which was sold to Edward Dampier of Corfe Castle, in whose family it remained until 1903. In the First World War, Barton-on-Sea was the site of a convalescent home for Indian Service Men. During World War 11, the sea front at Barton-on-Sea had metal defences includinga pillbox built in the event of German invasion.