Transcript of the description for Holnest from Hunt & Co.'s Directory of Dorsetshire, Hampshire, & Wiltshire 1851
HOLNEST, a village 5 miles E.S.E from Sherborne. The Church is dedicated to St. Mary and the living, a curacy annexed to Longburton vicarage. This Chapelry contained in 1841, 139 inhabitants.
Drax John Samuel Wanley Sawbridge, esq. MP. Holnest house
Barter William, farmer
Collis Obadiah, farmer
Hann Isaac, farmer
Laver Joseph, gamekeeper
Marsh Jane, (Mrs.) farmer