In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Tolpuddle like this:
TOLPUDDLE, a parish, with a village and two hamlets, in Dorchester district, Dorset; 3¾ miles N by E of Moreton r. station, and 7 ENE of Dorchester. Post town, Dorchester. Acres, 2,039. Real property, £2,726. Pop., 401 Houses, 80. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £240.* Patron, Christchurch, Oxford. The chancel of the church was rebuilt in 1840. There are a Wesleyan chapel and a national school.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Tolpuddle in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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