Transcript of the description for Lytchett Minster from Hunt & Co.'s Directory of Dorsetshire, Hampshire, & Wiltshire 1851

LYTCHETT MINSTER, a village 6 miles N.E. from Wareham. The church (St. Mary) was rebuilt in 1834, excepting the tower, the living is a curacy to that of Sturminster Marshall; here is a Baptist and Wesleyan chapel, also a National school house, a pretty building erected in 1839. The parish comprises 3138 acres, and had in 1841 a population of 885. Post-Office, at James Beckingham's. Letters are received at 9 a.m. and despatched at 6 15 p.m.

Brewer Mrs. Eleanor
Cox Thomas, esq. Organ house
Fryer William Rolles, esq. Manor house
Gould Mr. Cornelius
House Henry, esq. Post green ho.
Jones Rev. William Yarrell
Rogers Mr. John
Rogers Rev. John, Beaden (curate)
Sansom Mrs. Elizabeth
Slade Miss. Eleanor, Kitchermanns
Tallbott Mrs. Elizabeth
Ames Martin, 'Peter's Finger Inn'
Anstey Charles, miller
Baker William, farmer
Ball John, blacksmith
Beckingham James, tea dealer and parish clerk
Beckingham James, jun, baker & beer retailer
Besant Robert, farmer
Best Benjamin, shoemaker
Best Henry, blacksmith
Blandford Chas. boot & shoemaker
Brunker Nathaniel, tailor
Conway Andrew, brickmaker
Crumpler John, farmer
Crumpler John, jun. farmer
Crumpler Stephen, dairyman
Flower Francis, farmer
Foot George, farmer
French Henry, farmer
Giles Wm. painter, plumber, &c.
Joiner William, bricklayer
Jones George, farmer
Lawrence James, grocer, &c.
Macey William, farmer
Matthews George, brickmaker, & beer retailer
Orchard Thomas, stonemason
Plowman John, farmer
Rolls George, farmer
Ryall George, carpenter
Sansom Wm. beer retailer & wheelwright
Sansom William, jun. carpenter
Slade Richard, farmer
Styring Frederick, farmer
Swaffield Samuel, farmer
Swyer John & William, farmers
Tallbott Hezekiah, farmer
Taylor Wm. draper, grocer & baker
Wicks John, dairyman