Toller Fratrum, Dorset
Toller Fratrum, a parish, with Frogmore hamlet, in Dorsetshire, 1½ 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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Toller-Fratrum St. Basil|
|Poor Law union||Dorchester (1836-)|
|Registration sub-district||Maiden Newton|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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).
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.
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:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Toller-Fratrum (St. Basil))
- Hunt & Co.'s Directory of Dorsetshire, Hampshire, & Wiltshire 1851
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Dorset is available to browse.
Online maps of Toller Fratrum are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the Dorset County Chronicle and the Sherborne Mercury online.
The Visitation of Dorset, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.