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St Andrew's Church, Todber - - 361897.jpg
Parish church of St Andrew, Todber
Todber is located in Dorset
Location within Dorset
OS grid referenceST800200
Unitary authority
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSturminster Newton
Postcode districtDT10
FireDorset and Wiltshire
AmbulanceSouth Western
UK Parliament
List of places
50°58′44″N 2°17′13″W / 50.979°N 2.287°W / 50.979; -2.287Coordinates: 50°58′44″N 2°17′13″W / 50.979°N 2.287°W / 50.979; -2.287

Todber is a village and civil parish in the county of Dorset in southern England. It lies in the Blackmore Vale, about five miles (eight kilometres) southwest of Shaftesbury. The underlying geology is Corallian limestone.[1] In the 2011 census the parish had 55 households and a population of 140.[2]

In 1086 Todber was recorded in the Domesday Book as Todeberie;[3] it was in the hundred of Gillingham, the lord was Geoffrey Mallory and the tenant-in-chief was William of Mohun. It had one mill, 12 acres (4.9 hectares) of meadow and 2 ploughlands.[4]

Todber parish church was rebuilt in the Early English and Perpendicular styles in 1879, though the tower is of earlier construction.[5]

Todber is one of four parishes — the others being East Stour, Stour Provost and West Stour — under the governance of The Stours Parish Council.[6]


  1. ^ Ralph Wightman (1983). Portrait of Dorset (4 ed.). Robert Hale Ltd. p. 17. ISBN 0 7090 0844 9.
  2. ^ "Area: Todber (Parish). Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 8 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Dorset S-Z". The Domesday Book Online. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Place: Todber". Open Domesday. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  5. ^ "Todber". Dorset OPC Project. 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
  6. ^ "Welcome to The Stours Parish Council Website". The Stours Group Parish Council. Retrieved 15 March 2015.

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