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

BROADMAYNE. a village 4 miles S.E.S. from Dorchester and 9 N.E. from Weymouth. About the centre of the village stands the church, a neat edifice, having a tower mantled with ivy, the living is a rectory annexed to West Knighton, there is in the village a parochial school. The parish, which is noted for producing excellent bricks and tiles, comprises 2540 acres, and had in 1841 a population of 490.

Balston Edward, esq. Charlemont cottage
Stickland Mr. John
Urquhart Rev. Frederick (rector)
Barge Robert, beer retailer and grocer
Bascombe Mary, grocery dealer
Bascombe William, carpenter, &c.
Bowring Geo. & Robt. boot and shoemakers
Bushrod John, bricklayer, &c.
Brown Robert, plumber & glazier
Christopher George, cattle dealer
Croad William, butcher
Edmunds Nehemiah, tailor
Foot Thomas, 'Black Dog Inn'
Foster Samuel, inland revenue officer
Gerrard Isaac, grocery dealer
Legg William, farmer
Paul Levi, draper & grocer
Rogers Henry, boot & shoemaker
Rogers Mary Ann, seminary
Salisbury George, wheelwright
Salisbury Sarah, grocery, &c. dealer
Samways John, farmer
Samways Samuel, brickmaker
Sherrin Henry, farmer
Taylor Wm. drill machine maker
Voss George, blacksmith
Wallis Thomas, brickmaker
Woolfrey William, tailor