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Tolpuddle, Dorset

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Tolpuddle, Dorset

Tolpuddle is a small village in the southern English county of Dorset, situated in the Piddle valley, eight miles east of Dorchester and 12 miles west of Poole. The village has a population of 331. The village is famous as the home of the Tolpuddle Martyrs who were sentenced to transported to Australia after they formed a trade union in 1833. A row of cottages, housing agricultural workers and a museum, and a row of seated statues commemorate the martyrs.
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridSY7994
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDorset

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


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

Tolpuddle, par. and vil., Dorset, 7 miles NE. of Dorchester, 2039 ac., pop. 305.

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