A History of St. Andrew`s Church, Charmouth

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Large Gothic stone with dove motif. In/memoriam/ELIZ A /loving wife of/WILLIAM HOARE,and only/child of SAMUEL and CHARLOTTE/DUNN, late of this Parish, who/died November 28 th 1883,/aged 69 years./"Not lost but gone before"/And in/loving remembrance of/WILLIAM HOARE/who departed this life April 30 th 1881/aged 78 years/ 3 lines of verse illegible.
The Tomb of Eliza, only child of Samuel Dunn. The latter was clerk if works during the rebuilding of the church in 1836.
Eliza, who died on 28th November 1883, was the wife of William Hoare, who died on 30th April 1888 and was buried with her. William Hoare was a carpenter and made the model of the old church. He married Eliza on 16th November 1839.

from the Western Times ,17th June 1848
15th July 1848.
East of 'The Court' in the early part of the nineteenth century Samuel Dunn (born 1791)occupied a house and workshop, owned by Robert Knight. Dunn built the cholera house in 1834 which cost £24. I have already mentioned in Part I that ho made a shower bath for Miss Haycock. I wish he had told us more about her and where she lived. However she kept bees as Dunn made a new patent hive for her. I gather the shower bath was a success as he also made one for Mrs. Hawtree, the cost of which was 3/-.Mr. Burnard, well known in the village in the 1830s and a great supporter of the chapel, apparently had an unpleasant smell in his house and on November 1st. 1834 Dunn had to take down cosings, whatever that was, and found a dead rat. His charge was 1/4 and 6d for nails and tax. Which I think he meant tacks. (What curious items you can find in a builder's Day Book). He did a great deal of work at Catherston for Mr. and Mrs. Rose, throwing Timber. He repainted the chapel in May of that year, and spent many hours in the church which was beginning to show signs, of decay. He was also an undertaker. His wife was Charlotte Jefford of Uplyme and they had a, daughter - Eliza - who married his carpenter William Hoare. You can't miss their tomb as you walk up the Street, it is against the wall by the stump of the tree outside ''The Elms". His workmen were many, amongst them were Andrew, Phillip, his brothers I presume, and his father, also William Hoare and Wheaton. Andrew lived in a house owned by Smith and Fellows in 1839- Hoare was a clever carpenter and made the model of the old church. He lived, if he did not build it, in "Portland Cottage" and was a great friend of Thomas Tarr. Dunn afterwards went to live in the Axminster Road, and his workshop was owned by John Alwood. His chief work was being clerk of the works when the church was being built.
Samuel Dunn
Miss Hennings house.
Me memorandum made .. 1844 between Damuel Dunn, builder and Miss Henning of Charmouth. Samuel Dunn doth sphere by ... And let unto the said Miss. Henning a House and building with garden and pump situate in Charmouth opposite Mr. bid wells for the term of one year certain for the rent of £25 per annum, the House to be finished by Michaelmas day September 29th 1844. And also the rent yo commence from the said 29th day of September and the rent to be paid 1/2 yearly. And the said Miss Henning doth agree to take the said House of Samuel Dunn for one year certain that the rent above mentioned. And she will at her own cost and charge make good or cause to be made good and put junto same good condition and order as when entered upon.
Found in Samuel Dunn's Day Book 1834- 35 in possession of H. stamp.
Samuel Dunn lived in a house owned by Mrs Knight and his workshop was owned by John Allwood. He had working for him Andrew, Philip and his father. Also William Hoare, Chapp Wheaton, Cappon. Andre lived in a house owned by Smith & Fellows in 1839. Miss S.E. Bidwell and William Bidwell owned the Limes 1841.
Large Upright, Curbed, Iron Railings.
In/memory of/JOHN/the beloved husband of/FRANCES GIBBS DUNN/who departed this life/November 4* 1871, in his 30* year./"Looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ/Unto eternal life./He shines in the light of God/His likeness stamps his brow/Through the shadows of death his feet have trod/But he dwells in glory now"./Also in affectionate remembrance of/FRANCES GIBBS DUNN,/widow of the above/who died Deer 27* 1890,aged 70/" All her earthly journeys past,/Every tear and pain gone by,/May we meet her at the last,/in the portal of the sky".


28 February 1848 - Morning Post - London, London, England. Committee to look into Election in Lyme Regis in 1848