The Royal Oak , The Street
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Charmouth Royal Oak
Mr. J. Jerrard will offer fo sale by Auction on Friday 6th July next, at the Coach and Horses, in Charmouth aforesaid at 5 o'clock in the afternoon, subject to such conditions as will be then and there produced, and in the following or such other lots as shall be determined on at the time of the Sale - the following Valuable Freehold property.
Lot 1. - All that well- known and commodius Public House called the "Royal Oak", situate in the Lower Sea Lane, in Charmouth aforesaid, together with the coal yard, coal shed, and other outbuildings, now in the occupation of Mr. George Payne.
Lot 2. - All those two newly erected and substantial  cottages with excellent gardens, together with the pasture field, adjoining, in the respective occupations of Job. Hodder, James Read, and George Payne, situate in Lower Sea Lane aforesaid.
For viewing the premises apply to Mr. Thomas Carter, Charmouth,and for further particulars to the auctioneer, or Mr. andrew Tucker, Solictor, Charmouth and Lyme Regis. June 14th, 1867

"The Royal Oak" on the South side of the Street which has not always been a Public House. In about 1867 Richard Hodges built the Coast Guard Cottages in "Lower Sea Lane". An Inn, which occupied the site, was altered and the licence was transferred to a butcher's shop and house kept by John Wild (father of Henry Wild of "The New Inn") and "The Royal Oak" came into cxistance. Wild had occupied the western portion of these premises and his shop had been immediately adjacent. This was a separate cottage and later occupied for many years by the gardener of "Little Hurst". John Wild was the village crier. When boats came into Lyme with coal, he received I/- for calling through the Street,