Milton Malsor lies six miles east of Towcester, the village has local facilities with more comprehensive shopping close by in Northampton and Milton Keynes. Communications in the area are excellent with junction 15 of the M1 being accessed at the adjacent village of Collingtree. Northampton offers a rail link between London Euston and Birmingham with the intercity station of Milton Keynes 12 miles away.
The village's name is from the Old English middel for "Middle" and tun meaning farm or settlement and the second part of the name appears to be from "Malsoures", the name of a prominent local family added much later. At the time of the Domesday Book there were two manors in the village and the powerful Malesoure family, who were descended from followers of William the Conqueror, caused the village to be known as Middleton or Milton Malesoure - subsequently contracted to Malzor. Much has happened since then! The population has ebbed and flowed over the years, but by the year 2005 there were some 300 dwellings, occupied by 700 villagers. Many of the dwellings are built of attractive local sandstone, some retaining their thatched roofs.
Holy Cross Church
There are a small number of working farms including a free-range egg farm. A number of business premises are also located in the parish, including an industrial and office estate in Gayton Road, small office units at Maple Farm, Collingtree Road, a small office block at the former Hope Brewery, Towcester Road and an architects’ office, at the Old Rectory, Rectory Lane. Retail premises include two public houses: The Compass, Green Street and The Greyhound, Towcester Road and a village shop on the High Street. There are two churches: Holy Cross Church (CofE) and the Baptist Chapel. Milton Primary School serves the village and surrounding areas including Northampton’s southern suburbs. There is also a care home for the elderly (Holly House) in the main village. The Grand Union Canal runs close to the west of the Parish with a large marina. The village is in the catchment area of Campion School in Bugbrooke which is a Language College.
Milton Malsor School