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

CHILD OKEFORD, a village on the river Stour, 6 miles N.W. from Blandford, and 4 S.E. from Sturminster Newton. The church is a neat building and has a noble square tower. Living a rectory value £230 per annum. The parish in which is a National school, contained in 1841, 680 inhabitants.

North Rev. Chas. Edward, M.A. (rector)
Peach George, esq.
Saintice Lawrence Edward. esq.
Seymer Hen. Ker, esq. M.P. Hanford house
Coombes William, farmer
Harris Wm. farmer
Hiscock Thomas, grocer and parish clerk
National school, mistress, Crane Theodora
Newman Susan, 'Union'
Oliver James, farmer
Rossiter Edward, farmer
Rossiter John, farmer
Ward James, farmer
Wareham John, grocer & draper
Warren John, farmer
Woolfry William, 'Baker's Arms'