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

HILTON, a village 7½ miles W.S.W. from Blandford. The church (All Saints) is a neat structure, having a square embattled tower. Living a vicarage. Many fossil remains of quadruped animals have been found here. The parish comprises about 3000 acres, and had in 1841, 730 inhabitants.

Hall Chas. esq. Upper Ansty
Lillington Mrs. H. Hartfoot lane
Amos Chas. tailor & grocer
Bartlett William, farmer
Bellamy John, 'Fox Inn', Hartfoot lane
Bellamy Thomas, carpenter, Hartfoot lane
Caines George, miller
Drake Geo. boot & shoemaker, Hartfoot lane
Drake Thos. timber dealer, Hartfoot lane
Fudge Geo. grocery, &c. dealer, Hartfoot lane
Groves Simon, farmer
Hall Robt. & Woodhouse Geo. E. I. beer, pale ale & porter brewers maltsters & hop factors, Lower Ansty
House Chas. beer retailer
Moors Geo. grocery, &c. dealer
Morris Richard, dairyman, Upper Ansty
Peach James, lime burner
Pope George, farmer
Read Geo. bailiff, Upper Ansty
Riggs Thos. farmer, Cothayes
Rolls Silas, farmer, Aller
Shepard James Thos. farmer, Upper Ansty
Shephard Lawrence, farmer, Aller
Thomas Edward, blacksmith, Aller
Thorne Anthony, boot & shoemaker
Thorne Edward, carpenter
Thorne Thomas, carpenter
Upward Thos. dairyman, Upper Ansty
Upward Thomas, jun. dairyman, Upper Ansty
Warren Benjamin, farmer