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

BURSTOCK, a village 4¼ miles W.S.W. from Beaminster, it has an old church erected in the Gothic style, the living of which is a vicarage. The parish comprises about 800 acres, and the population in 1841 was 307.

Cheney Rev. James (Independent minister)
Jones Mr. Robert, Hursey
Bussell Benjamin, miller
Brown George, carpenter
Cleall George, shoemaker
Cleall John, dairyman
Fowler Henry, farmer, Hursey
Fowler William, farmer
Holt Thomas, mason, Hursey
Honyban William, dairyman
Jones Rice Robert, yeoman
Paull Matthew, farmer, Grange
Phillips John, parish clerk
Symes Matthew, beer retailer
Whitemore William, farmer
Woodland John, shoemaker