Parish of Bradpole

1865    DIRECTORIES   1880

Transcribed and donated to the OPC Project by Lorraine Key


Extract from the 1865 Harrod & Co Postal & Commercial Directory

 BRADPOLE is a parish in the hundred of Beaminister – Forum and Redhone,

 And Bridport union, distant 1 ½ mile N.N.E from Bridport, and 5 S. from

 Beaminister, containing about 966 acres, and partly in the parliamentary and

 Municipal borough of Bridport.  The living is a discharged vicarage, value 265 pounds

 With residence.  The church is dedicated to the Holy Trinity; the Rev. Alexander

 BROADLEY, M.A, rural dean, is the incumbent. Here is a chapel of ease called

 St.Andrew.  In the village is a large National school for boys and girls.

 The population in 1861 was 1,149.

 POATAL REGULATIONS,-Letters are received through Bridport, which

 Is also the nearest money order office and post town.

BEACH  Thomas, Esq

BROADLEY Rev. Alex.,M.A.rural dean

BROADLEY  Rev. Prebendary

COX  Mrs.

HOARE  Mr. Thomas


SEYMOUR  Capt. John

TRAVERS  Mr. Thomas


BISHOP  Edmund B; farmer

BOON  George, King’s Head

CHARD  George, carpenter and innkeeper

CHARD  John, carpenter

CHARD  Samuel Charles,baker & grocer

CHARD  William, thatcher

CRABB  George, higgler and thatcher

FORD  Jas., grocer and plumber

GIBBS  Thomas, farmer

GIBBS  George, farmer

GIBBS  George, carpenter

GIBBS  Joseph, bricklayer and mason

GIBBS  William, farmer, Pymore

GIBBS  William jun, bricklayer, beer

  Retailer and shopkeeper

HART  John, jun., Boot and Shoe

HILE Robert, baker and shopkeeper

HOARE  William, shoemaker

HUSSEY  George, butcher

JOHNSON  Mark,schoolmaster & grocer

KEEPING  Thomas, shoemaker


Kelly's Directory of Dorsetshire 1880


Bradpole is a parish partly within the borough of Bridport and 5 miles south from Beaminster, in the hundred of Beaminster Forum,Bridport union, petty sessional Division and county court district, diocese of Salisbury, archdeaconry of Dorset and rural deanery of Bridport second portion. The church of the Holy Trinity is in the Early English style, and consists of chancel, nave, North aisle, with tower, and a spire, with a peal of 5-bells. The register dates from the year 1695. The living is a discharged Vicarage, yearly value 265 pounds, with Residence, in the gift of the Lord Chancellor and held by the Rev. Alexander BROADLEY M.A. OF Wadham College, Oxford, rural dean and canon of Winterbourne Earls in the Cathedral of Salisbury. The workhouse for Bridport union Is in this parish. here is no manor. The principal landowners are Mr. George Seymour MILLER, Mrs. WAY  and Mr. COMPTON. The soil is sandy; subsoil clay. The chief crops are wheat, oats, and grass. The area is 966 acres; rateable value 6.629 pounds; and the population in 1871 was 1.549. (The names of residence in the parliamentary borough are inserted under Bridport) sexton, George CRAW.

Letters are received through Bridport, which Is the nearest money order office. There is a WALL LETTER BOX, Cleared at 6pm, daily, Sundays excepted National School ( boys & girls), Mark Edwin JOHNSON, master.    


BARTLETT Francis, Gore House

BEACH Thomas J.P Forster cottage

BROADLEY Rev. Canon Alexander M.A. (rural dean), vicarage

CHAMP Stephen

CHRISTMAS Rev. Fredk. Granville (curate)

COX George

MARTIN James Henry

READ Daniel

SMITH William

STONE Josiah


BOON George, King’s Head

CHARD Samuel Charles, Baker & grocer

COOK & Son, gardeners & florists

CRABB George, higgler & thatcher

FOORD Anna (Miss), grocer

GIBBS Thomas, farmer

GIBBS William, farmer & mason

HOARE Wm,John, boot & shoemaker

INGRAM James, farmer

LACEY Frederick, bootmaker

MILLER Geo. Seymour, farmer & landowner

PARSONS Thomas,    shoemaker

SCADDEN William, shoemaker

SHUGER William, shoemaker

STONE Thos. carpenter, Grocer & beer rtlr.

VINE John, dairyman, tucking mill.

VINE Sarah (Mrs), dairy, Watford

WAY John, farmer & landowner

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