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

LYDLINCH, a village 3 miles S.W. from Sturminster-Newton, The church (St. Thomas-a-Becket) is a small but neat structure, and has recently undergone considerable repairs. The living is a rectory. The parish comprises 2446 acres and had in 1841 a population of 409.

Henshawe Rev. Robert Beryett, M.A. (Surrogate)
Brown George, parish clerk
Chapman, Catharine, grocer, &c.
Cluett James, farmer, Holbrook gr.
Coombes Elizabeth, mistress of National School
Coombes Nehemiah, farmer
Cross Ann, (Mrs.) farmer
Cuff William, farmer
Dowding John, farmer
Green Thomas, butcher
Jesty John, 'Three Boar's Heads'
King Wm. Strangways, farmer
Kingman Egbert, carpenter
Paine Daniel, 'Green Man'
Parham Rice, bricklayer
Pople Henry, farmer
Ryall George, blacksmith
Sims George, farmer & dealer
Strange John, farmer
Trimm Charles, farmer
Walden Geo. basket maker