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Tollard-Royal (St. Peter)

TOLLARD-ROYAL (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Tisbury, partly in the hundred of Cranborne, Shaston division of Dorset, but chiefly in the hundred of Chalk, Hindon and S. divisions of Wilts, 6¾ miles (S. E. by E.) from Shaftesbury; containing, with the tything of Farnham-Tollard, 548 inhabitants. The parish comprises 2807 acres, of which 416 are common or waste. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £16, and in the gift of the Rev. John Austin: certain impropriate tithes have been commuted for £10, and the incumbent's for £560; there is a parsonage-house, and the glebe comprises 55 acres. In the parish is an old farmhouse called King John's Huntingseat, thought to be the remains of an ancient royal residence for hunting in Cranborne Chase.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858.

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