- Toller Whelme
infobox UK place
country = England
official_name= Toller Whelme
map_type = Dorset
population = <100
region= South West England
constituency_westminster= West Dorset
postcode_district = DT8
Toller Whelme is a small village in
West Dorset, England, situated 2.3 miles east of Beaminster, 6.2 miles north of Bridportand 12.9 miles north-west of Dorchester.
It takes its name from the River Toller (the former name of the present
River Hooke), at the source of which it stands: the second element "Whelme" means "river source" or "spring" in Anglo-Saxon. It has occasionally in the past also been known as "Pinny's Toller" or "Penny Toller", from the name of the landowning Pinney family formerly established here at the Manor House.
Toller Whelme is also a modern ecclesiastical parish, formed in 1871 from the ancient parish of
Corscombe; the Anglicanchurch of St John was built the previous year.
* [http://www.ukvillages.co.uk/ukvillages.nsf/villages/Toller%20Whelme-Dorset?open&body=villagebody&root=villagebody Village page]
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