Transcript of the description for Nether Compton from Hunt & Co.'s Directory of Dorsetshire, Hampshire, & Wiltshire 1851
COMPTON NETHER, or Nether Compton, a village 3 miles N.W. by W. of Sherborne. The parish contained 456 inhabitants in 1841. Post Office, at Elizabeth Leader's. Letters arrive via Sherborne at 9 45 a.m. and are despatched thereto at 2 10 p.m.
Goodden Rev. Wyndham Jeane, Rectory
Batson Mrs. farmer
Batson William, blacksmith
Brown John, gardener
Burrows George, grocer, &c.
Charity Infant School, Kiddle Christable, mistress
Gillard James, farmer
Hull George, blacksmith
Hull Wm. carpenter & wheelwright
Hyde Chas. 'Griffins' head', & farmer
Lane Henry, carpenter and baker
March George, gardener
National School, (erected 1849) Atkinson Letitia, mistress
Pring Thomas, farmer
Rowe George, butcher
Saunders Richard, grocer, &c.
Sawtell Charles, farmer
Thorne Thomas, parish clerk