Transcript of the description for Broadway from Hunt & Co.'s Directory of Dorsetshire, Hampshire, & Wiltshire 1851
BROADWAY, a village on the river Wey and on the main road from Dorchester to Weymouth, 3 miles N. from the latter town and 5 S. from the former; here is a mineral sulphureous spring called 'Nottington Spa'. The church rebuilt A.D. 1836, is a pretty structure but has no tower; the living is a rectory united with Bincombe. The parish comprises 1000 acres, and had in 1841 a population of 498.
Balaton Thomas, esq.
Dade Rev. Thomas, A.M. (rector)
Steward Mrs. Louisa, Nottington house
Woodman Rev. John (curate)
Bickell William, road surveyor
Bunn Joseph, grocery, &c. dealer
Dunning James., dairyman, Thornhill
Furmidge Ann (Mrs.) proprietress of the Nottington sulphur baths
Gale Charles, dairyman
Gale John, miller, Nottington mills
Gale William, dairyman
Groves James, baker & grocer
Hatchwell Joseph, inland revenue officer
Luckham Levi, surveyor and farmer, and agent to the London union Fire & Life Assurance Co Luckham Richard, miller, Broadway mills
Marsh John, boot & shoemaker
Miller William, farmer, Nottington
Orchard Wm. 'Swan Inn'
Otter John, carpenter
Parsons George, market gardener
Peters John, beer retailer & tailor
Puckett Adam, surgeon
Rogers William, parish clerk
Shephard Wm. saddler, &c.
Snook Cs. beer retailer, Littlemore
Symonds Wm. market gardener
Winzar John, carpenter
Winzar Thomas, blacksmith