A Topographical Dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis, London 1831

Dorsetshire

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TODBERE, a parish in the hundred of REDLANE, Sturminster division of the county of DORSET, 4 miles (S.W. by W.) from Shaftesbury, containing 127 inhabitants.

The living is a discharged rectory, united, in 1746, to that of Stower-Provost, in the archdeaconry of Dorset, and diocese of Bristol, rated in the king's books at 5. 19. 4.

The church was considered a chapel to Gillingham till 1434, when it was made parochial: the inhabitants, by ancient custom, bury at Stour.

Volume 4, page 316

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