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

MAIDEN NEWTON, a large village in Dorchester union and Tollerford hundred 8¼ miles N.W. from Dorchester and 9 S.E. from Beaminster. The parish church is an ancient structure, having a square tower; besides this there is a chapel for Independents and a Free School. In 1841 the population was returned at 729. Post Office at Jesse Hodges. Letters are delivered at 9 a.m., and are despatched at 6 p.m.

Bridge Mr. Robert
Davis Misses Ann & Jane
Hamilton Lady Charlotte, Rectory
Lartar Rev. Hen. (Independent Minister)
Morris Mr. Charles
Roberts Mr. Mark
Scott Rev. William Hugh (rector)
Atkins George grocer & draper
Arnold Stephen, shoe maker
Biles William, boot & shoe maker
Bishop Joseph, farmer
Bowring Benjamin painter and glazier
Bragg Robert, road contractor
Buckler William, carpenter
Burt James, farmer, Notton
Burt Thomasin, grocery &c. dealer
Chalker John, watch &c. maker
Chard William, cooper
Childs Sarah, Mrs. grocer &c.
Chubb Thomas, cooper
Clements William, tailor
Cornick Samuel, boot & shoemaker
Cox Henry, brewer & maltster
Cox John, grocery &c. dealer
Cox Thos, farmer, Cruxton
Curtis Lot, blacksmith & parish clerk
Daniel William, inland revenue officer
Devenish John, boot & shoe maker
Devenish Richard, miller, Notton
Drew John, harness maker
Forse Wm. tailor & beer retailer
Free School, Kitt Robert, master
Fowler Robert, farmer, Cruxton
Groves Charles, relieving officer &c.
Hammond John, butcher
Harvey James, beer retailer
Haydon Robert, plasterer & mason
Hiron Robert, day school
Hodder Esau, tailor
Hodder Robert, grocer, &c.
Hodges Harry, carpenter
Hodges Jesse, builder
Keech John, baker
Morris Charlotte, beer retailer
Neale Jonathan, King's Arms
Neale Uriah, beer retailer
Packham John, 'White Horse'
Rendall Robert M. surgeon
Rickards Fred. inland revenue officer
Roles Eliza, milliner & dress maker
Roles John, saddle & harness maker
Shorto Thomas, baker
Stickland William, builder & cabinet maker
Thomas John, beer retailer & carpenter
Toop James, grocer
Trenchard Geo. draper & grocer
Whiteman Elizabeth, school
Whittle Chas. painter, plumber, &c.
Whittle Henry, butcher
Whittle Thomas, dairyman