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

MELCOMBE HORSEY, a village 7 miles W. from Cerne, and 9 N.E. from Dorchester, it contains a small church, the living of which is a rectory. Here is a Free School supported by the lord of the manor. The parish comprises 2,151 acres, and had in 1841, 200 inhabitants.

Bingham Capt. Richard Hipsley, Melcombe house
Bingham Rev. Chas. Wm. M.A. Melcombe House
Davis James, farmer
Free School, mistress Smith Eliza.
Moors Humphrey, farmer
Moors Robt. blacksmith & grocer
Stickland John, grocery, &c. dealer