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

SWYRE, a village 5½ miles S.E. from Bridport. The parish comprises 1055 acres, and, in 1841, had 231 inhabitants.

Williams Rev. David (curate)
Bryant John, farmer
House Thomas, dairyman
Oliver William, dairyman
Stevens John, boot and shoe maker
Symes John, yeoman