- Toller Fratrum
infobox UK place
country = England
official_name= Toller Fratrum
map_type = Dorset
population = <100
region= South West England
constituency_westminster= West Dorset
postcode_district = DT2
Toller Fratrum is a very small village in
West Dorset, England, near Maiden Newton, anciently in Tollerford hundred.
The name is taken from the village's situation on the brook formerly known as the Toller, now called the Hooke. The addition "Fratrum" is the
Latinfor "brothers" and refers to the mediaeval ownership of the manor by the Knights Hospitallers, which distinguishes it from the other Tollers, namely Toller Porcorumand Toller Whelme. It is often referred to as "Little Toller".
The village has a notable 16th century farm house, "Little Toller Farm", built largely by John Samways, who acquired the estate in 1540 and later occupied by the Fulford family. The church of
Saint Basilwas rebuilt in the 19th century but possesses not only an unusual Norman font, carved with archaic figures, but also a reliefof Saint Mary Magdaleneof the same period.
* [http://www.dorsethistoricchurchestrust.co.uk/toller%20fratrum.htm Dorset Historic Churches Trust - Picture]
* [http://www.ukvillages.co.uk/ukvillages.nsf/villages/Toller%20Fratrum-Dorset?open&body=villagebody&root=villagebody Village page]
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