Toller Porcorum viewed from the south
Toller Porcorum shown within Dorset
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Toller Porcorum is a village and civil parish in West Dorset, England, situated in the Toller valley 10 miles (16 km) northwest of Dorchester. In the 2011 census the civil parish—which also includes the small settlements of Higher and Lower Kingcombe to the north—had a population of 307.
Like the other Toller villages of Toller Fratrum and Toller Whelme, the name was taken from the river, which is now known as the Hooke. The addition Porcorum means of the pigs in Latin; the village was in the past sometimes known as Swines Toller, but more often as Great Toller.
The village pub, The Old Swan, was closed by the brewery some years ago and has not re-opened. Attempts by the brewery to obtain planning permission to demolish the pub and erect housing have been rejected by the local council. Requests by a local cooperative to re-open the pub have been turned down by the brewery.
- "Area: Toller Porcorum (Parish), Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 18 May 2014.
- Plea Rolls of the Court of Common Pleas; National Archives; CP40/647; http://aalt.law.uh.edu/AALT1/H6/CP40no647/aCP40no647fronts/IMG_0251.htm; first entry, seen as "Tolre Porcorum", the home of William Coterych, husbandman
- Plea Rolls of the Court of Common Pleas; National Archives; CP40/ 629; http://aalt.law.uh.edu/H5/CP40no629/aCP40no629fronts/IMG_0314.htm; 5th entry, first defendant John Skynnere, husbandman, of Swynyn Tollere
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