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

CAUNDLE BISHOP, a village about 5 miles S.E. from Sherborne. The church, an ancient building, consists of a nave, two aisles and a chancel, with a tower containing 4 bells. The living is a rectory, patron Earl Digby; here is a National school. The parish comprises, with Caundle Wake, about 2000 acres, and in 1841 had a population of 365. Post Office, at Robert Lawrence's. Letters arrive at 9 a.m. and are despatched at 1 45 p.m.

Lyon Rev. Ralph, D.D. Rectory
Andrews Thomas, farmer
Bishop Charles, wheelwright
Brandis William, beer retailer
Clarke William, farmer
Coles Wm. grocery, &c. dealer
Dunning William, dairyman
Durrant Silas, tailor
Fudge Samuel, stonemason
Game Samuel, corn dealer
Gillingham Robert, farmer
Girdle George, farmer
Hammond John, shoemaker
Hayter Thomas, grocery dealer
Hine William, blacksmith
Hurlstone Robert, tailor
Kendall James, stonemason
Kendall John, do. and grocer
Kingsbury William, stonemason
Knight George, miller
Lawrence George, farmer
Lawrence Robert, butcher
Loader John, farmer
Loder James, farmer
Phillips Adam, wheelwright
Phillips Thomas, farmer
Roberts William, boot & shoemaker
Ryall Job, farmer
Senior James G. blacksmith, &c.
Smith Thomas, yeoman
Spicer George S. farmer
Spicer John, saddle &c. maker
Taylor George, carpenter
Taylor James, parish clerk
Tite Richard, shoemaker
Trant John, farmer
Trim John, farmer, Bishop's down
Trowbridge Sampson, farmer