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Toller Porcorum, Dorset

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Toller Porcorum, Dorset

Toller Porcorum is a village and civil parish in West Dorset, England, situated in the Toller valley ten miles north west of Dorchester. The village has a population of 292. 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.
DistrictWest Dorset
Post townDorchester
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridSY5698
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01300
Population292
 

Other names by which Toller Porcorum, Dorset has been known in the past

Great Toller

Toller Porcorum, Dorset in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Toller Porcorum (or Great Toller), par. and vil. with ry. sta. (Toller), Dorset, 2 miles W. of Maiden Newton, 3143 ac., pop. 446; P.O.

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