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

LITTON CHENEY, a village, said to have been once a market town, about 6 miles E.N.E. from Bridport. The Church is dedicated to St. Mary, and the living is a rectory value £800. The parish comprises 2330 acres, and the population in 1841 was 463.

Cousins John, esq.
Cox Rev. James S. A.M. (rector)
Cox Rev. Joseph, M.A.
Fry George, esq.
Omber Miss Mary
Bligdon William, blacksmith
Bligdon John, boot & shoemaker
Brown Samuel, farmer, Loder lawn
Cox Joseph, farmer
Critchell Henry, grocery &c. dealer
Davis Henry, yeoman, Coombe
Fry Joseph, carpenter
Fry Stephen, dairyman
Gale John, butcher
Gale Richard G. mason
Gibbs Charles, boot & shoe maker
Gladwyn Francis, blacksmith
Gladwyn Francis, brewer & maltster
Gladwyn John, carpenter and wheelwright
Hawkins Wm. beer retailer & baker
Kellaway John, farmer
Legg Wm. farmer & maltster
Mellish Richard, farmer
Pitcher William, baker
Pitfield John, miller & assistant overseer
Scadden Joseph, farmer
Shire Bernard, farmer
Thorner's School, (Endowed for educating & apprenticing boys), Morgan Henry, master
Tidby John, wheelwright
Vine James, dairyman