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

GODMANSTONE, a village 2½ miles S. from Cerne Abbas, it contains a small church built in the Gothic style, the living of which is a rectory. The parish comprises 1158 acres, and had in 1841, a population of 180.

Crane Mr. Samuel
Goodenough, Joseph, esq.
Vicars Rev. Matthew, (rector)
Allner Robert & James, farmers
Biles Thos. & Robert, blacksmiths
Booby William, farmer
Frampton Elizth. (Mrs.) farmer
Free School, Lacy Louisa, mistress
Groves Elizth. (Mrs.) grocer
Groves John, carpenter
Groves John, miller
Groves John, shoemaker
Shier Wm. water meadow maker, land drainer & land surveyor