Toller Fratrum

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Toller Fratrum
Toller Fratrum, parish church of St. Basil - geograph.org.uk - 454967.jpg
Parish church of St. Basil
Toller Fratrum is located in Dorset
Toller Fratrum
Toller Fratrum
 Toller Fratrum shown within Dorset
Population 10 [1]
OS grid reference SY578972
District West Dorset
Shire county Dorset
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Dorchester
Postcode district DT2
Dialling code 01300
Police Dorset
Fire Dorset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament West Dorset
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Coordinates: 50°46′23″N 2°35′53″W / 50.773°N 2.598°W / 50.773; -2.598

Toller Fratrum is a very small village and civil parish in West Dorset, England, near Maiden Newton, anciently in Tollerford Hundred.

The name is taken from the village's situation on the brook formerly known as the Toller, now called the Hooke. The addition Fratrum is the Latin for brothers and refers to the mediaeval ownership of the manor by the Knights Hospitaller, which distinguishes it from the other Tollers, namely Toller Porcorum and Toller Whelme. It is often referred to as Little Toller.

The village has a notable 16th-century farm house, Little Toller Farm, built largely by John Samways, who acquired the estate in 1540 and later occupied by the Fulford family. The church of Saint Basil was rebuilt in the 19th century but possesses not only an unusual Norman font, carved with archaic figures, but also a relief of Saint Mary Magdalene of the same period.

Dorset County Council's latest (2013) estimate of the population of the parish is 10.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Parish Population Data". Dorset County Council. 20 January 2015. Retrieved 11 March 2015. 

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