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Tincleton is a village in central Dorset, England, situated on the River Frome five miles east of Dorchester. The village has a population of 142. The name "Tincleton" has nothing to do with the names of nearby villages, such as Puddletown, Piddletrenthide and Piddlehinton. The name actually comes from "Tin la Ton", or "farm in a valley".
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
Other names by which Tincleton, Dorset has been known in the past
Tincleton, Dorset in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Tincleton, par., Dorset, 5½ miles E. of Dorchester, 885 ac., pop. 146.
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