Why did King Charles II flee to Charmouth after defeat at the Battle of Worcester?
Does Charmouth have Britain’s oldest grocer’s shop?
What were Charmouth’s defences against a threatened French invasion?
These are just four of the many interesting questions about Charmouth that are covered in the booklet Charmouth History Trail which is available from the Charmouth Stores, Morgans and the Heritage Coast Centre.
Take a short walk now through our village and its history. The four places in Charmouth connected to the questions above are marked on this simplified map.
The Charmouth History Trail booklet will give you much greater detail about the history of the village, the buildings and the people who lived here or passed through. Largely based on research by local historians, it aims to inform and, hopefully, to entertain.
1. The Coach and Horses
The Coach and Horses is a Victorian building which has now been converted into six flats.