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

HALSTOCK, a village 6 miles N.E. of Beaminster and 6 S.W. from Yeovil. The church (St. Mary) is erected in the Gothic style and was repaired and enlarged in 1846. Here is a Free school. The parish comprises 3181 acres, and had in 1841 a population of 626. Post Office, at Ellen Patten's. Letters come daily via Yeovil.

Those names with this * are at Halstock Leigh
Mercer Mrs.Harriett & Miss Betsy
Abbott Charles, thatcher
Abbott Richard, boot & shoemaker
Arnold William, yarn mllls
Barrett Charles, carpenter
Bartlett Robert, farmer
Bascomb John, farmer
Burge Louisa, dressmaker, &c.
*Cox George, farmer
*Cox Henry, farmer
Dodge George, farmer
Dodge Wm. beer retailer & farmer
*Forsey Benjamin, grocer, &c.
Fountain Robert, farmer
Groves Samuel, thatcher
Guppy Christopher, farmer
Guppy John, farmer, Wick
Guppy Misses, milliners & dressmkrs
*Guppy Robert, farmer
Guppy Thomas R. baker
*Hoare Constantine, farmer
Lane William, blacksmith
Larcombe David, butcher
Laver William, farmer
*Meach Martha, farmer
Miller Wm. grocer and cooper
National School, Abbott James, master and parish clerk, Swaffield Jane, mistress
Paul Samuel, farmer
*Phillips Richard, farmer
*Symes Susan, farmer
Swaffield Joseph, carpenter
Tuck Thomas, dairyman
Turner James, grocery dealer
Vie John Phillips, 'Quiet Woman Inn'
Vincent Francis, farmer
Warr John, boot & shoemaker
Warr William, carpenter
White Elizabeth & Bascombe John, farmers
Wilmot George, dairyman