In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Toller Porcorum like this:
TOLLER -PORCORUM, a parish, with Kingcombe tything, in Dorchester district, Dorset; at Toller r. station, 2½ miles W of Maiden-Newton. Post town, Maiden-Newton, under Dorchester. Acres, 3,143. Real property, with T.-Fratrum and Wrexall, £5,378. Pop. of T. P. alone, 500. Houses, 102. The property is sub-divided. There are stone quarries and chalk pits. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £200.* Patron, F. Janvrin, Esq. The church is good; and there are an endowed school with £21 a year, and charities £12.
Toller Porcorum is now part of West Dorset district. Click here for graphs and data of how West Dorset has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Toller Porcorum itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Toller Porcorum in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 27th April 2017
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