In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Tollard Royal like this:
TOLLARD-ROYAL, a parish, partly in Tisbury district, Wilts, and partly in Wimborne district, Dorset; 7 miles S of Tisbury r. station. It has a post-office under Salisbury. Acres of the W. part, 1,190; of the D. part, which is Farnham-Tollard, 897. Pop., 377 and 217. Houses, 79 and 52. Rated property of the whole, £2,192. The property is subdivided. A hunting seat of King John was here. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £570.* Patron, the Rev. J. H. Austen. The church is good.
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Tollard Royal, in Salisbury and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 10th October 2015
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