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

BATCOMBE, is a small village 9 miles S. from Sherborne, 4 N.W. from Cerne Abbas, and 12 N.W. from Dorchester. The church, an ancient Gothic edifice, is dedicated to St. Michael, and the living is a rectory. The parish, including glebe land, comprises 1009 acres, with a population in 1841 of 184.

Andrews Jacob, farmer
Bird Esau, farmer
Bird John, farmer
Crocker George, farmer
Curtis James, blacksmith
Downton John, farmer
Hannam Charles, dairyman
Hodges Abraham, farmer
King George, beer retailer
Peach Jeremiah, parish clerk
Ryall John, farmer