Toller Fratrum, Dorset

Historical Description

Toller Fratrum, a parish, with Frogmore hamlet, in Dorsetshire, 1 ½ mile W by S of Maiden Newton on the G.W.R. Post town, Maiden Newton, under Dorchester. Acreage, 506; population of the civil parish, 30; of the ecclesiastical, 150. The manor belonged to the Knights of St John. The living is a vicarage, united with Winford Eagle, in the diocese of Salisbury; gross value, £140 with residence. The church is a small building of stone in the Early English style.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Dorsetshire
Diocese Salisbury
Ecclesiastical parish Toller-Fratrum St. Basil
Hundred Tollerford
Poor Law union Dorchester (1836-)
Registration district Dorchester
Registration sub-district Maiden Newton

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.


Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1563. The original register books are now deposited with the Dorset Archives Service, but have been digitised by Ancestry.co.uk and made available on their site (subscription required).


Churches

Church of England

St. Basil (parish church)

The parish church of St. Basil is a long and narrow building of stone, in the Early English style, consisting only of chancel and nave, with a bell turret: there is an ancient font: the church affords 80 sittings.


Civil Registration

Toller Fratrum was in Dorchester Registration District from 1837 to 1949 and Weymouth Registration District from 1949 to 1974


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Toller Fratrum from the following:


Maps

Online maps of Toller Fratrum are available from a number of sites:


Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the Dorset County Chronicle and the Sherborne Mercury online.


Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Dorset, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.