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

CORFE MULLEN, a village 3 miles S.W. from Wimbome and 8 S.E. from Blandford. The church, an ancient one, has recently been repaired and enlarged. In pursance of a benefaction bread and cheese is distributed to the poor every Sunday, not exceeding the value of £18 per annum. The parish comprises 2917 acres and had in 1841, a population of 758. Post Office, at William Holloway's. Letters arrive at 7 a.m. and are despatched at 7 p.m.

Kemp Rev. Augustus
Lambert Wm. Chas. esq. Knowle house
McCobb Rev. Matthew
Apsey Jos. millwright, Newtown
Barfoot Eleanor, farmer
Barnes George, farmer
Baverstock William, farmer
Blake Thomas, surveyor
Brown George, farmer
Charity School, Thome Martha, mistress
Cherrett Benjamin, farmer
Clayton William, farmer
Gallop Charles, blacksmith
Harris William, miller and farmer, Corfe mills
Lanning James, farmer, Court farm
Martin Thomas, farmer
Piddle John, wheelwright
Short John, 'Coventry Arms'
Wareham James, grocer
Whittle Richard, 'Blue Anchor'