Transcript of the description for Thornhill from Hunt & Co.'s Directory of Dorsetshire, Hampshire, & Wiltshire 1851
THORNHILL, a village and hamlet, in the parish of Stalbridge, from which town it is 1½ miles S. This was the birth-place of Sir James Thornhill, the eminent painter. In 1841 it had a population of 279. DIRECTORY Boucher Rev. Henry, Thornhill house, Bewsey Peter, farmer. Hallett James, farmer.