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

MORE CRITCHELL, otherwise Great Critchell, a village 6 miles N. from Wimborne and 6 S.W. from Cranborne; the church is situate in a beautiful grove near the mansion of Henry Charles Sturt, esq., who is lord of this manor. The parish comprises about 2000 acres and the population in 1841, was 316.

Ratcliff Rev. David, Mangewood
Sturt Henry Charles, esq. Critchill
Porter John, farmer
Porter Robert, miller
Spearing Hen. farmer, Mangewood