Trade Directories 1848

Transcribed from  photocopies of the directory provided by the Dorchester Reference Library
[collection now held at the Dorset History Centre]

Kelly's Directory of Dorsetshire 1848 

Affpuddle or Affpiddle a parish and township in the south division of Blandford, Hundred of Hundred's Barrow, and Union of Wareham and Purbeck, situated about 8 miles east-by-north from Dorchester. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury, and patronage of James Frampton, Esq., of Moreton House; the present vicar is the Rev. Richard Waldy, M.A. The church is an ancient structure, with nave, chancel, aisles, and a fine decorated embattled tower of the reign of Edward IV.; it was originally appropriated to the Abbey of Cerne, and at the dissolution of that house, the vicarage was given to Thomas Lyllyngton, one of the monks of that body, who caused the beautiful carved pulpit and seats to be erected in the nave of the church. The hamlets and farms in this parish - which is intersected by the Piddle - are Pallington, Bryants Puddle, Oakers Wood, Rogers Hill, Throop, and Waddock. The parish comprises 3,541 acres, chiefly the property of James Frampton, Esq., who is lord of the manor. The population, in 1841, was 507. On Bladen Heath are many curious pits.


FRAMPTON Henry, esq. Oakers Wood

WALDY Rev Richard, M.A. [Rector]


BESENT Charles, farmer, Pallington

BESENT Robert, farmer, Rogers Hill

BRANSTON William Henry, farmer

DAVIS James, carpenter

HALL William, blacksmith, Waddock

HOOPER Edward, farmer, Bryants Puddle

HOOPER Wm. Miller & farmer

MITCHELL Lawrence, smith, Bryants Puddle

PITT William,farmer

SAER William, farmer, Waddock

SCUTT Thomas, shopkeeper

SHERWOOD John, stonemason

Letters are received through the Bere Regis office.

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