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

TOLPUDDLE, a village 7 miles N.E. from Dorchester. The church is ancient, and, a few years since, was repaired and improved; the living is a vicarage. Here is a small Wesleyan chapel. The parish contained, in 1841, 363 inhabitants.

Warren Rev. Thomas, A.M. (rector)
Brine Charles, boot and shoe maker
Brine James, farmer
Bullen, John, grocer & beer retlr.
Bullen William, builder and parish clerk
Crane James, farmer, Southover
Hammett Wm. & John, bricklayers
Lane James, miller
Loveless William, grocery dealer
Ranyard William, dairyman
Smith Thomas, dairyman
Way Joseph, boot and shoe maker
Way Thomas, blacksmith
White Robert, wood dealer
Woodsford Wm. grocer & beer rtlr.
Woodsford William, jun. tailor

CARRIER to Dorchester, Brine, Wed. and Sat.