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

SHIPTON GORGE, a village 2½ miles S. from Bridport. The parish comprises 1370 acres, and in 1841 had a population of 406.

Bartlett Benj. assistant overseer
Bartlett John, farmer
Battlett Mary (Mrs.) farmer
Bartlett Thomas, farmer
Foot John, farmer and stone mason
Gale James, farmer
Gale Thomas, carpenter
Hawkins George, boot and shoemaker
Hawkins John and Richard, carpenters
Mannel John, 'New Inn'
Matthews John, boot & shoemaker
Morey George, farmer, Sturthill
Morey Richard, dairyman
Reader William, brick and draining pipe maker
Swaffield George, farmer & mason
Swaffield John, 'Mason's Arms'
Swaffield William, farmer and stone mason
Symes John, blacksmith Udell Thomas, farmer
Walden William and Richard, farmers, Broad Sturtell
Waldron William, farmer