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Tincleton is located in Dorset
 Tincleton shown within Dorset
Population 150 [1]
OS grid reference SY770920
District West Dorset
Shire county Dorset
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Dorset
Fire Dorset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament South Dorset
List of places

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Tincleton is a village and civil parish in the county of Dorset in southern England. It is situated on the River Frome in the West Dorset administrative district, about 5 miles (8.0 km) east of the county town Dorchester. The name of the village comes from "Tin la Ton", or "farm in a valley".[2] In 2001 Tincleton had a population of 142.[2] Dorset County Council's latest (2013) estimate of the parish population is 150.[1]

The parish manor house, Clyffe House, was rebuilt in the Tudor style in 1842 by Benjamin Ferrey. In 1849 the parish church, which is dedicated to St John the Evangelist, was also built by Ferrey, in a 13th-century style. It replaced an earlier church to the south which was demolished when Ferrey's building was finished.[2] Ferrey also designed a school, which was also built in the 1840s. This is now called The Old School House and contains Tincleton Gallery, which has information about the historical setting and the schoolchildren, with photos dating back to 1913.[3]

The artist Simon Gudgeon operates a sculpture park, "Sculpture by the Lakes", nearby.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Parish Population Data". Dorset County Council. 20 January 2015. Retrieved 11 March 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Tincleton". Dorset OPC Project. Retrieved 17 November 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "History of The Old School House in Tincleton". tincletongallery.com. The Old School House, Tincleton. Retrieved 3 November 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Autumn Special". Countryfile. 2014-10-19. BBC. Retrieved 2014-10-19.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

External links

Media related to Tincleton at Wikimedia Commons