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

CHARMOUTH, is a village and parish in the hundred of Whitechurch Canonicorum, 2 miles E. from Lyme Regis and 6 W. from Bridport, situate upon the sea coast in a remarkably healthy and well sheltered spot, on the side and base of a steep hill. It is much frequented by parties in the bathing season. The church a handsome structure, was erected in 1838, there is also an Independent and Wesleyan chapel, and a National and Independent school.

At the time of the great landslip, in 1839, between Axmouth and Lyme Regis, there was a partial landslip between the turnpike road and the sea on the high road leading from this place to Lyme. The parish contains 420 acres, and at the present time about 800 persons.

POST OFFICE AND MONEY ORDER OFFICE at John Carter's. Letters are delivered at 8 and 10 a.m. and 7 p.m, Letters are despatched to London at 7 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Taunton at 3 30 p.m. and Exeter at 7 a.m.

Austen Mrs. E. M.
Autridge Lieutenant, R.N.
Banfield Mr. John
Bowdler Charles, esq.
Breton Rev. Edw. R. M.A. (vicar)
Bullen John, esq.
Bullen Lieut. Charles, R.N.
Bush Mr. Thos. Walter
Cleane Mrs.
Clyde Mr.
Cull Miss Frances
Forward Samuel, esq.
Freeman Mrs. Elizabeth
Gordon Thos. esq.
Greenslade Rev. William
Griffith Miss Louisa
Henning Miss Eliza
Kennaway Mrs. Sarah
Liddon Miss Sophia
Ludlam Mrs, & Miss
Mitchell Miss Amelia
Prior Mrs.
Sheppard Mrs. Sarah
Smith Rev. Fred. (Independent minister)
Symes Mr. Joseph
Templer Mrs.
Uhthuff Mr. Henry
Ward Mr. John
Welch Mrs. Susanna
Atkens Mary, grocery dealer
Bartlett Thos. H. baker & confectioner
Board Daniel, coal dealer
Board Daniel, lodging house keeper
Carter John, grocer and builder & house agent
Chard Wm. blacksmith
Coles John, baker, &c.
Cookney Mary, lodging house keeper
Cozens John, lodging house keeper
Crabb George, shoemaker and grocery dealer
Denning Charles, grocer & draper
Diment Benjamin, blacksmith, &c.
Dunn John, grocery dealer
Felstone Charles, boot & shoemaker
Fooks Wm. miller and baker
Fowler Hannah, lodging house keeper
Frost Charles, grocer, draper, boot & shoemaker
Fry Thomas, farmer
Genge Thomas, butcher
Hanham Wm. farmer
Hoare, William, carpenter
Hoare Elisa, dressmaker
Hodges Joseph, grocer and beer retailer
Hodges John, butcher and farmer
Holly George, 'Mail Coach,' Commercial Inn & posting house
Hunter John, fossilist
Lamb Edward, grocer and draper
Love Kitty, grocer & draper
Love James, butcher
Lugg John, boot & shoemaker
Lugg James, stonemason
Lugg Elizabeth, milliner & dressmaker
National School, Peck James, master
Newell Ellen, day school
Norris Henry Edmund, surgeon
Peck James organist, &c.
Potter Elizabeth, grocery, &c dealer
Potter Wm. boot & shoemaker
Powell Chas. farmer
Raddon Caroline, straw bonnet maker
Roberts Wm. lodging house keeper
Saunders Henry, grocery dealer
Smith Edward, beer retailer
Traithe Robert, boot & shoemaker, &c.
Travers Walter, farmer
Tucker Andrew, solicitor & advocate in the County court of Devon, at Axminster
Vallins William, 'George Inn'
Waldron & Grainger, milliners & dress makers
Watts Lydia, grocer, &c.
Wellman James, watch and clock maker
Wild John, beer retailer & tailor
Wild Robert, tailor & draper
Wilmot John, farmer


DORCHESTER, at a quarter past 7 morn and 6 even. - to Exeter at a quarter past 7 morn. & half-past 12 noon. - to Lyme Regis at half-past 8 morn., to Weymouth at a quarter past 2 aft.


DORCHESTER, Crocker, mon, wed. & fri.; Ford & Co. tues, thurs, & sat. to Exeter, Ford & Co., tues, thurs, & sat. to Lyme Regis Crocker, mon. wed. & fri.