Toller Whelme

Toller Whelme

infobox UK place

country = England
official_name= Toller Whelme
map_type = Dorset
latitude= 50.811
longitude= -2.686
population = <100
shire_district= West Dorset
shire_county= Dorset
region= South West England

constituency_westminster= West Dorset
post_town= Dorchester
postcode_district = DT8
postcode_area= DT
dial_code= 01308
os_grid_reference= ST516015

Toller Whelme is a small village in West Dorset, England, situated 2.3 miles east of Beaminster, 6.2 miles north of Bridport and 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 Anglican church of St John was built the previous year.

ee also

* Toller Fratrum
* Toller Porcorum

External links

* [ Village page]

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