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

CRANBORNE, a village and parish in the hundred of its name and East Shaston division of the county, 16 miles N. from Poole and 10 N. from Wimborne (where there is a railway station) pleasantly placed about the centre of Cranborne Chase. This place is of but slight commercial importance and its buildings are devoid of attraction. The parish church is an ancient building and was formerly attached to a monastery. There is here a chapel newly erected for Wesleyans, a school upon the National system, and a charity -Hutchins'- which provides great coats for poor men engaged during severe weather in agricultural avocations. The parish which is one of the most extensive in the county, contains the hamlets of Alderholl, Blagdon, Boveridge, Crendall, Holwell, Verwood and Monckton-up-Wimborne, comprises 13,700 acres, and had in 1841 a population of 2540.

POST-OFFICE & MONEY ORDER OFFICE. Post-mistress, Mary Ann Harvey. Letters arrive via Salisbury, at 6 45 a.m. and are despatched thereto, at 5 35 p.m.

Brouncker Robert, esq. Beveridge house
Carnegie Rev. John, M.A. (vicar)
Clark Mr. James
Hill Edward, esq.
Key Jonathan, esq. Alderholt park
Skinner Mrs. Sarah
Smart Mrs. Sarah
Tregonwell John, esq. Cranborne lodge
Adams Edwin, tailor
Adams Manoah, shoemaker
Adams Thomas, tailor
Hall George, 'Fleur de Lis Inn'
Bound Robert, carrier
Bowles Charles, boot & shoemaker
Brinton Thomas, tailor
Bush George, miller, Alderholt
Bush James, draper & grocer
Butt George, saddle & harness maker & beer retailer
Clark John, grocery, &c. dealer, Monkton Up Wimborne
Clark Wm. draper & grocer & baker
Clarke Thomas, boot & shoemaker & parish clerk
Cole James, miller
Conway Geo. jun. bricklayer, &c.
Coombs John, carpenter
Cosser William, farmer, Alderholt
Cripps James, farmer, Woolsbridge
Early William, painter & glazier
Edwards William, farmer
Forfitt Mary Ann, 'Sheaf of Arrows'
Frampton Robert, bricklayer, &c.
Fry Henry, farmer, Hare lane
Gaudern Stephen, farmer, Monckton Up Wimborne
Goodfellow Wm. 'Cross Keys Inn'
Gossling Thomas, baker & grocer
Green John, grocer & carpenter
Green Robert, farmer
Harvey Maria, straw bonnet maker
Harvey Peter, draper & tanner
Hayter John, farmer & 'Heathpoult Inn,' Yerwood
Hawkins James, grocery &c. dealer
Henning Charles, carpenter, &c.
Hill Edward, surgeon
Hood Charles, farmer, Bull lane
Hunt John, relieving officer and registrar of births and deaths
Jones Henry, paper-hanger, plumber, glazier, &c.
Legg Joseph, farmer
Lockyer Thomas William, farmer, Blagdon
Lonnen Edward, butcher & farmer
Morgan John Hen. inland revenue officer
Newman William, farmer
Oliver Jessie, baker & grocer
Oram James, farmer, Holwell
Potts Thomas B. W. surgeon & M.D.
Price Geo. farmer, St. Leonard's
Rixon Thomas, farmer
Simmonds Jas. farmer, Oakley
Stanford Jas. (steward to the Marquis of Salisbury) Manor house
Still Wm. cooper & lath-render
Thomas Josiah, carpenter
Topp George, farmer
Ware George, ironmonger &c.
Waters Wm. farmer, Boveridge farm
Witt Ambrose, farmer, Verwood
Woodcock Thos. linen draper, &c.
Young John, blacksmith

CARRIERS to Salisbury, Robert Bound, tues. & sat.; & James Gray, on monday.
Wimborne, James Gray, on tuesday.