Tollard Royal Dorset & Wiltshire Family History Guide

Tollard Royal is an Ancient Parish partly in Dorset and partly in Wiltshire.

Alternative names: Tolland Royal

Other places in the parish include: Farnham Tollard.

Parish church: St. Peter

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1689
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1609

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Berwick St John, Wiltshire
  • Ashmore
  • Donhead St Mary with Charlton, Wiltshire
  • Farnham
  • Handley
  • Tarrant Gunville
  • Chettle

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

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.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

TOLLARD-ROYAL (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Tisbury, partly in the hundred of Cranborne, Shaston division of Dorset, but chiefly in the hundred of Chalk, Hindon and S. divisions of Wilts, 6¾ miles (S. E. by E.) from Shaftesbury; containing, with the tything of Farnham-Tollard, 548 inhabitants. The parish comprises 2807 acres, of which 416 are common or waste. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £16, and in the gift of the Rev. John Austin: certain impropriate tithes have been commuted for £10, and the incumbent's for £560; there is a parsonage-house, and the glebe comprises 55 acres. In the parish is an old farmhouse called King John's Huntingseat, thought to be the remains of an ancient royal residence for hunting in Cranborne Chase.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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Census returns for Tollard-Royal, 1841-1891

Church Records

Baptisms, 1843-1932 Author: Shaftesbury and Gillingham Circuit (Wesleyan Methodist)

Bishop's transcripts for Tollard-Royal, 1609-1880 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Tollard-Royal (Wiltshire)

Parish registers for Tollard-Royal, 1688-1929 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Tollard-Royal (Wiltshire)


Land tax assessments in Tollard-Royal, Wiltshire 1780-1833 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Wiltshire)


  • County: Dorset; Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Tisbury
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Salisbury
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Chalke
  • Poor Law Union: Tisbury
  • Hundred: Cranborne; Chalk
  • Province: Canterbury