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

PIDDLETRENTHIDE, a village 3 miles E. from Cerne. The Church (All Saints) is a handsome building in the Gothic style, surmounted by an embattled tower; the living is a vicarage. Here is a small Chapel for Methodists and a Free School (Hardings) which is endowed with £15. per annum, there is also a day and Sunday school. From the hills here, extensive views, in clear weather, may be enjoyed of the English Channel, Isle of Wight, &c. The parish comprises 4484 acres, and had in 1841, 671 inhabitants. Port Office, at Joseph Oxford's. Letters arrive at 9 a.m. and are despatched at 3 p.m.

Bridge John Edward, esq. Manor house
Bridge Mrs. Susan, Lockington house
Bridge Robert, esq. West house
Collier Mrs. Fanny
Dunning Mr. Henry
Henning Miss Maria
Hicks Rev. James M.A. (vicar)
Loveless Mr. Andrew
Rogers Mr. Jasper
Tibbs Mrs. Rebecca
Andrews Isaac, carpenter
Baker George, blacksmith
Baker Henry, stonemason
Baker William, gardener
Biles Charles, carpenter
Bollen Job, grocer & draper
Bragg Charles, 'Sun Inn' & farmer
Cole John, farmer
Collier Elizabeth, Mrs. 'New Inn'
Collier John, 'Green Dragon'
Collier William, farmer
Collier William, butcher
Crocker George, farmer
Davis John, miller & baker
Dominy George, farmer
Drake Daniel, timber merchant
Dunning Mary, milliner
Dunning William, yeoman
Durden Henry, farmer
Flower John, farmer
Free school, (Harding's Charity) Oxford Joseph, master
Hallett Robert, miller
Hicks John, architect
Jones James Leonard, baker
Kiddle John, carpenter
Loveless Charlotte, grocery dealer
Loveless George, farmer
Meech Henry, carpenter
Morgan Edwin, tailor
Neal Benjamin, farmer
Old Henry, miller & blacksmith
Old Mrs. Ann, farmer
Old Richard, farmer
Old Mrs. William, farmer
Payne James, dairyman
Pester Philip farmer
Read Thomas, beer retailer
Ridout Chas. boot & shoemaker
Rogers Charles, carpenter
Ross Thomas, carpenter
Samways Stephen, grocery, &c. dealer & draper
Simmonds William, carpenter
Tomkins Thomas, farmer
Tripe William, carpenter
Wallis George, dairyman
Wightman Joseph, butcher
Young James, farmer

CARRIERS TO:
DORCHESTER, Joseph Oxford, tues. thurs, & sat.; Benjamin Cosh, wed. & sat.