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

FOLKE, a village, about 3 miles S.E. from Sherborne. The Church is dedicated to St. Lawrence, and the living is a rectory in the gift of the Dean and Chapter of Salisbury. Earl Digby is lord of the manor. The parish contained in 1841, 318 inhabitants.

Ekins Rev. Robert, Rectory
King Henry, esq. Westhall house
Andrews Thomas, farmer
Bennett Frederick, dairyman
Drew William, farmer, West hall
Hann Benjamin, beer retailer
Knight George, plumber & glazier, Alweston
Lilley William, carpenter
Notley William, farmer, Alweston
Rideout Thomas, shoemaker, Alweston
Russ John, blacksmith, Alweston
Ryall John, farmer
Toogood John, farmer, Alweston
Vincent Taylor, farmer, Alweston
Willmot Henry & Wm. farmers