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Tincleton, Dorset

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Tincleton, Dorset

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".
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridSY7791
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset

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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