Place:Toller Whelme, Dorset, England

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NameToller Whelme
Alt namesTolresource: Domesday Book (1985) p 96
TypeVillage
Coordinates50.8°N 2.683°W
Located inDorset, England
See alsoBeaminster Registration District, Dorset, Englandregistration district of which it was part
Corscombe, Dorset, Englandparish in which it is located
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Toller Whelme is a small village in West Dorset in the county of Dorset, England, situated in the civil parish of Corscombe approximately 2.3 miles (3.7 km) east of Beaminster, 6 miles (9.7 km) north of Bridport and 13 miles (21 km) north-west of Dorchester.

Toller Whelme 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 a modern ecclesiastical parish, formed in 1871 from the ancient parish of Corscombe; the Anglican church of St. John was built the previous year.

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