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

MINTERNE MAGNA, a village 2½ miles W. from Cerne and 10 N. from Dorchester, its Church is neat and is built in the Gothic style, the living is a rectory. The parish, with the hamlets of Lyon's gate and Middle Marsh, contained in 1841, 354 inhabitants.

Digby Edward St. Vincent, esq. Minterne house
Porter Col. Henry
Truman Rev. John, Rectory
Balch Wm. & Anthony Robert, brickmakers
Bartlett William, farmer, Lyon's gate
Batten William, carpenter, Lyon's gate
Caines George, farmer, ditto
Durden John, farmer, ditto
Foot William, farmer, Middle marsh
Fox Francis, parish clerk
Fox Henry, thatcher
Glasby William, bailiff
Hillyar Stephen, farmer, Lyon's gt
Lovell James, carpenter
Martin John, shoemaker, &c. Middle marsh
Martin Michael, shoemaker
Martin Wm. grocer, Middle marsh
Paulley William, bailiff
Pearce Robert, dairyman, Highfield
Rogers Robt. Thos. 'White Horse' & farmer, Middle marsh
Taylor John William, farmer, do.
Watts William, shoemaker
Waygood George, farmer, Middle marsh
Waygood John, farmer, do.
Willis John, cooper, do.