The sheep and cows represent the fact that this was a mainly agricultural village. 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. The first recorded mention of the village is in the days of William the Conqueror and the Domesday Book. It also has an image of the old school house and the church of Holy Cross.