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PILSDON, or Pillesdon, a village 5 miles W. from Beaminster. The church has recently been almost entirely rebuilt. Living a rectory. In 1841 the parish contained 99 persons.

Honyban Joseph, dairyman
Hussey Robert, farmer
Lane James, parish clerk
Lane Jas. Bowerman, grocer, &c.
Welch Daniel, carpenter & blacksmith

Transcribed from Hunt & Co.'s Directory of Dorsetshire, Hampshire, & Wiltshire 1851