The Church and The Old Farm-House, Tolchurch

Tolpuddle Church and the Manor Farm — Church and The Old Farm-House, Tolchurch, in Hardy's Desperate Remedies. Source: Anniversary Edition of the Wessex Novels, 1920, facing p. 326. Scanned image (2002) by Philip V. Allingham; text by Allingham and George P. Landow. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the person who scanned the image and (2) link your document to this URL.]

According to the editors, many of whose remarks seem based on Thomas Hardy's Wessex (1913) by Herbert Lea,"

Tolchurch, seems to have been suggested to our author by the village of Tolpuddle, where Owen was supposed to have gone to superintend the restoration of the church. In Tolpuddle, a picturesque, old-world village standing on the river Pydel, is an old church built of flints and stone belonging to the Early English and Perpendicular periods, and close to it is the farmhouse which served as the house in which Owen and Cytherea are supposed to have resided.


Hardy, Thomas. Desperate Remedies. "Anniversary Edition of the Wessex Novels." New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1920. This edition derives in part from previous editions and the photographs of 1912.

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