The heritage of Charmouth is very rich indeed, from its founding in Roman times, through various owners of the ‘manor’, to becoming an important location on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site today.

The church has an interesting history having been in several locations and buildings, with the present church having been designed by an important London architect with local connections.

The heritage of the village and the church are, of course, closely intertwined and you are invited to read a few key aspects by following the tour.

For those wishing to delve more deeply into the historical archives of Charmouth and the surrounding areas, the considerable resources compiled by local resident Neil Mattingly can be explored.