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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.
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
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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