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

CAUNDLE PURSE, a village about 5 miles E.N.E. from Sherborne. The living of this place is a rectory; the parish comprises 1610 acres, and had in 1841, 183 inhabitants.

Baker Thomas, parish clerk
Dowding Isaiah, farmer
Ings John, farmer
Minchinton Robert, farmer
Sherring James, cooper
Trent George, farmer
White William, farmer
Williams Catherine, farmer
Winter Jane, farmer