The Pavey Room

A coloured-in photograph of The Street from the 1890s


The Pavey Room houses the village’s collection of artefacts, historical documents, maps, photographs and electronic records. The holdings include:

  • Census Returns from 1841 to 1901
  • Electoral Rolls
  • Marriages
  • Deaths
  • Baptisms
  • Genealogies
  • Bonds
  • The Tithe Map and Apportionment
  • Deeds
  • Photographs

We are currently updating our indexing and a full list of holdings will appear here shortly

Opening Times 

We try and accommodate visitors at suitable times – please contact us to discuss visiting arrangements.


The Pavey Room is in The Elms (which also houses Charmouth Parish Council) close to the church on the main street (called The Street). The address is:

The Pavey Room,
The Elms,
The Street,
Dorset DT6 6LN


There is limited parking on The Street outside (top marker on the map), or on the nearby car park in St Andrews Drive (lower right marker on the map).

Coming by bus:

  • X53  from the west: Sidford, Seaton, Rousdon, and Lyme Regis: from the east: Bridport, Burton Bradstock, Abbotsbury and Weymouth.
  • X31 from the west Axminster and Lyme Regis: from the east Bridport, Winterbourne Abbas, Martinstown, Dorchester.

The buses stop on The Street close by – ask for Charmouth Church. More details.