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Toller Fratrum, Dorset

Historical Description

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.

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


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

Ancient CountyDorsetshire 
DioceseBristol1542 - 1836
DioceseSalisbury1836 -
Ecclesiastical parishToller-Fratrum St. Basil 
Poor Law unionDorchester1836 -
Registration districtDorchester 
Registration sub-districtMaiden 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 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.

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:

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:

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.

DistrictWest Dorset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtDT2
Post TownDorchester