Transcript of the description for South Poorton from Hunt & Co.'s Directory of Dorsetshire, Hampshire, & Wiltshire 1851
SOUTH POORTON, a village and tything in the parish of Poorstock, 5 miles S.E. from Beaminster. Population included with Poorstock.
Gale James, carpenter
Gale Samuel, boot and shoe maker
Gale William, dairyman
Hansford Wm. farmer, Gray's farm
Keitch George, farmer
Legg Joseph, dairyman