English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Frome Vauchurch

Historical Forms

  • Tollerford 1774 Hutch1 1795 Boswell 1811 OS
  • T(h)olreford(') 1288 Ass


Tollerford (SY 592976), Tollerford 1774 Hutch1, 1795 Boswell, 1811 OS, T (h )olreford (')1288Ass , 'ford over R. Toller (the old name of R. Hooke)', v. ford , v. hundred-name supra and RNs. infra . As stated in Hutch1 1507: 'Tollerford, which gives name to the hundred, is now only a ground at the centre of four cross-ways, near a ford over a rivulet [i.e. R. Hooke] that soon falls into the Frome…Here was anciently a chapel', cf. Prior hospit ' Sancti Johannis J 'r 'l 'm in Angl '…apud Tolreford '1288Ass .