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

HERMITAGE, a village, 5 miles from Cerne Abbas, and 7 S.E. from Sherborne, The living a vicarage is in the patronage of the Duchy of Cornwall. The parish comprises about 700 acres, and had in 1841 a population of 120.

Berjeu Charles, farmer
Fox James, grocery &c. dealer
Hare Philip Morgan, farmer
Holt John, farmer
Lane William, gardener. &c.
Neal George, farmer
Old George, carpenter
Saunders John, farmer