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

MARNHULL, an extensive village 3 miles E. from Stalbridge, and 6 W. from Shaftesbury. The Church, a commanding structure, is built in the early English style and consists of a nave and two side aisles, surmounted by a noble square tower. Living a rectory. Here is a Wesleyan and Roman Catholic Chapel, a parochial school and a Roman Catholic one. The parish comprises 3800 acres and had in 1841, 1463 inhabitants. Post Office at John Hayward's. Letters are delivered at 10 30 a.m., and are despatched at 3 p.m.

Casey Rev. Wm. (Roman Cathotic Priest)
Davies Mr. Edward
Hussey John, esq. Nash court
Nichols Mrs. Jane
Simpson Rev. Hen. Traill, (rector)
Andrews Jeremiah, farmer
Andrews John, farmer
Andrews Samuel, farmer
Austin James, beer retailer
Bastable Elijah, beer retailer
Bastable Joseph, carpenter
Bastable Thomas, blacksmith
Burt Matthew Hen. grocer, &c.
Coombs Thomas, farmer
Dean Alexander, wheelwright
Dean Hannah, farmer
Dike John, butcher
Drew Charles, farmer
Drew Maria, maltster
Galpin John, farmer
Galpin Richard, 'Crown'
Harris Stephen, wheelwright
Hatcher Edmund, farmer
Hatcher George, miller & farmer
Hatcher Joseph, boot & shoemaker
Hatcher Susan, farmer
Horder John, tailor, &c.
House James, 'Lamb'
Hunt George, farmer
Hunt John, farmer
Hussey Giles, farmer
Jennings Thomas B. & Wm. farmers, brewers & maltsters
Notley Silas, farmer
Rossiter William, farmer
Russ James, boot & shoemaker
Senior Thomas, farmer
Seymour Geo. builder
Warren Levi, cooper & parish clerk
White Samuel, draper & grocer
Wilkins George, carpenter
Young Henry, farmer