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

COMPTON ABBAS, a small village 8 miles N. from Dorchester and 3½ miles S. from Shaftesbury. The church is an ancient building in the Gothic style; the living of which is a rectory. The parish comprises 1516 acres and had in 1841 a population of 439.

Hadley Rev. William S.
Applin Joseph, farmer
Baker John, parish clerk
Baker Thomas, farmer, Twyford
Feltham Able, farmer
Feltham John, farmer
Hannen John, farmer, Twyford
Harding Thomas, carpenter and wheelwright, Twyford
Horder John, farmer
Horder Thomas, carpenter
Hunt John, farmer, Twyford
Hunt Stephen, farmer
Merryfield William, beer retailer, Twyford
Miles John, farmer, Twyford
Painter Edward, brewer & timber merchant
Painter Wm. 'Abbey Arms' & grocer
Perram Robert, farmer, Twyford
Pinney Geo. boot & shoemaker
Pinney John, boot & shoemaker
Read John, cowkeeper, Twyford
Samsom Augusta S. mistress of the juvenile school
Spinniey Arthur, blacksmith
Young John, farmer