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Toller Fratrum, Dorset

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Toller Fratrum, Dorset

Toller Fratrum is a very small village 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 Hospitallers, which distinguishes it from the other Tollers, namely Toller Porcorum and Toller Whelme. It is often referred to as Little Toller.
DistrictWest Dorset
Post townDorchester
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridSY5797
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01300

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

Toller Fratrum, par., Dorset, 1 mile SE. of Toller Porcorum, 500 ac., pop. 54; the manor belonged to the Knights of St John.

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