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

CORSCOMBE, a village about 3 miles N.E. from Beaminster. The church, St. Mary, is a truly venerable edifice, being erected in the time of Henry VII. Living a rectory. Here is a school supported principally by the rector. The parish which is noted for a fine spring of water, comprises, with the hamlets of Benville and Penny's Toller, 5000 acres, and had in 1841, 810 inhabitants. Post Office, at Henry Cox's. Letters arrive from and are despatched to Yeovil daily.

Bishop Miss, Benville
Farnham Mr. William
Hanne Misses E. & L. Benville
Meech Mrs. Susan
Nicholson Rev. William, M.A. Rectory
Pope Miss Grace
Wareing Rev. Thos. Alfred (curate)
Bird George, dairyman
Bligdon Henry, carpenter
Bligdon Sarah, milliner and dressmaker
Bligdon William, blacksmith
Bowdage Robert, yeoman & draining pipe mannfacturer, Benville
Brake William, bailiff
Chapman Thomas, yeoman
Cleall Benjamin, farmer, Norwood
Coombs Robert, dairyman
Cox Edmund, farmer, Benville
Cox George, bailiff
Cox Henry, parish clerk
Cox Richard, farmer, Benville
Cox Thomas, farmer
Curtis Charles, dairyman
Davis John, stonemason
Dawe Christopher G. farmer
Fountain Joseph, farmer, Benville
Fudge Elias, tailor
Goddard Giles, carpenter, &c.
Gould Charles, farmer
Hanne Hen. farmer, Benville
Holt John, yeoman
Keech Miss Ann, farmer
Legg Henry, 'New Inn'
Legg John, farmer
Legg John, miller & baker
Marks John, blacksmith
Meach Robert, farmer, Maryland
Moor Daniel, grocer & draper
Milverton James & Meech Matthew farmers, Court farm
Mintern John, blacksmith
National school, Cox Jane, mistress
Patten Eli, butcher
Peach Mary (Miss) farmer, Dogwell
Peach Matthew, dairyman
Pine Luke, relieving officer
Pope Thomas, farmer, Urless
Pope William, farmer, Pennys Toller
Russell Henry, baker, Benville
Wellman Ezekiah, beer retailer, &c
Wellman Flora, grocery dealer