Beech House , The Street

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Beech House in 1870
 
 
 
 
1766 at a Vestry Metting it was agreed that Mr. William Edwards shall stop up the pathway in Mrs. Newbury`s field leading to the Sea and that if any Parishioners shall call the said Edwards to account for so doing he shall carry on the prosecution at his own expense.
The earliest Indenture is 8th July 1892 between Richard Hodges of Bournemouth, Butcher and richard Shelton of Wolverhampton and Sarah Talbot of Eddington,mWarwickshire, for loan of £2000. Property described - dwelling  house divided into two tenements on south side of Main Street with the ground in front and a garden behind formerly in the occupation of Miss Puddicombe,tenant to Issac Cooke and afterwards of several years in occupation of John Hodges and which tenements were formerly in occupation respectively of Robert Manley and Abercombie, and now of John Paterson and Francis Radford. Also the plot of ground above and between the" Mail Coach inn" and extending back from the Main Street to the same depth as in the garden of the said Messuage. All this whole premises were purchased by R. hodges of Francis Cronin or his trustees.
1896 R.Shelton died.
9 July 1921 purchased by Alice Geraldine Haggard, widow. With eight to pass,repair over the passage or way between the points marked a,b, & c, on plan for purpose of delivering coal, wood and garden requisites.
June 24th 1922 purchased by Godfrey D.N, Haggard.
Haggard on April 3rd 1969 Sir Godfrey Digby Napier Haggard aged 85 late H.M. Consular service, beloved husband of Georgiana, funeral Broomfield Church, Thurdsay April 10th 3,p.m.
1885 Wiliam Boteler Beech House
Hodges family tree Dunns book 1836 taking down partition and work in the shop
John , son of John and Sarah baptised 1766!
John Hodges b. 1810 died 1874 butcher married Jane died 1864, aged 46 , Joseph a farmer and Henry a butcher were possibly Johns brothers.m
Ellen b. 1853 owner of Sandgord Cottage, inns in the yard.
1963, John Charkes Hodges, son of Ricahrd
John Hodges , my grandfather, kept the Butchers shop just below the Ciach and Horses and the family lived over the shop and in a room over outbuildings in the yard with stone outside stairs, which can still be seen. William and my father both helped in the business and in due course William went to Alton, in Hangs and opens a similar business. Whilst my father, who owned the premises under grandfathers will, let them until some time in the early 1900s when he disposed of all of his Charmouth properties which included the shop, the adjoining house and Beech House. In the wall dividing Brech House from its upper neighbour is still a doorways he also owned the Coastguard Cottage. The house at the corner of Sea Lane ( Sandfoes Cottage) belonged to my aunt Ell and my uncle Grorge,

John Hodges 1865, born 1810. 1837 on list of Jury Men described as a butcher.living in part of Badgers, renting fields.In 1830 William Edwards sells Beeches and field to Issac Cooke living in Clifton, Bristol In 1841 Beeches empty, owned by Issac Cooke, who is briefly patron of Church and in 1840 shown as owning a property rented to Rev. Hatherall, the Rector of Charmouth at the time. Miss Puddicombe is renting from him originally.(deeds)He extended the property

1843 John Hodges appears on list of constables as a butcher had 9 children, first in 1837

died 1874 aged 64 father John, married jane, father of william and charles , owner of cow stalls site of almshouses. Mrs Scalch of the Court purchases a field in 1864 on which stood a cow shed belonging to John Hodges a butcher, and goes on to build two almshouses to accommodate six poor people.

1837 Charles, born to John and Jane in Charmouth.

1861 described as Butcher and Grazier, born in Sidbury in Devon, wife from Lyme Regis

in 1871 farmer of 80 acres

william edwards must die in 1829 according to poor rates

51 John HODGES & another 30 George DARBY Houses & Gardens - 1 33
203 John HODGES 30 Rev. William HATHERELL Field & Garden 2 1 23
217 John HODGES 30 Rev. William HATHERELL House & Garden - - 36
HODGE, Chas Charmouth Street M 2 1839 1819
HODGE, Jane Charmouth Street F 25 1816 1819
HODGE, Jno Charmouth Street M 30 1811 1819

Hodges shop was below Coach and Horses he was followed by Robert Manley and then Stanton

Henry Stanton, Butcher in 1881

 

Mr and Mrs Tom Larcombe and family with Tom Long the Postman sitting in the garden of Beech House c.1900

Hannah Newberry rented the 2 acres field from the Church as it was originally Glebe Land and appears to have purchased it by 1780 and then passed to her Grandson on her death in 1790. He was a butcher and it seems to have passed to John Hodges a butcher by 1841 when he is shown as renting it from the church. He must have owned it when he had 3 houses built on it. The first owner of Sandford Cottage is George Hodges and his sister Ellenore, who was the 2nd daughter of John, the butcher.HE lived in a hbouse rented from church on tithe number 217 and rented the fields around it. John; HODGES; 30; Butcher;Jane; HODGE; 25,Wm; HODGE; 4,Chas.; HODGE; 2,Eliza; HODDER; 18; Female servant. He also owned a house(t.no.1)that would become the Royal Oak and had been a butchers run by the Loves.School was supposed to be built on hodges buildings. on 1837 jury List as butcher, william edwards dies in 1829 and Inn bought by Gundrys.

1825 William Edwards - House, stable, garden, etc, Church Hay Mead, Mail Ciach Inn - Foss

1841 beech house is shown as empty. john Cronie as owner

lloks like house was Royal Oak. 1840 directory shows John as Butcher and Joseph as a shopkeeper

1861 Census

55; Charmouth Street; John HODGES ; Head; M; 50; Butcher & Grocer; Devon; ; F8P9

55; Charmouth Street; Jane HODGES ; Wife; M; 47; Butchers wife; Lyme Regis; ; F8P9

55; Charmouth Street; George HODGES ; Son; ; 17; Carpenters Ap; Charmouth; ; F8P9

55; Charmouth Street; Richard HODGES ; Son; ; 15; Scholar; Charmouth; ; F8P9

55; Charmouth Street; Mary HODGES ; Daur; ; 13; Scholar; Charmouth; ; F8P9

55; Charmouth Street; Eliza HODGES ; Daur; ; 11; Scholar; Charmouth; ; F8P9

55; Charmouth Street; Ellen HODGES ; Daur; ; 8; Scholar; Charmouth; ; F8P9

55; Charmouth Street; Alfred HODGES ; Son; ; 4; Scholar; Charmouth; ; F8P9

HODGES, John Charmouth Street Head Married M 40 1811 Butcher Sidbury 45
HODGES, Jane Charmouth Street Wife F 37 1814 Butcher Wife Lyme 45
HODGES, Mary A Charmouth Street Sister Unmarried F 30 1821 Visitor Charmouth 45
HODGES, William Charmouth Street Son M 14 1837 Butcher Son Charmouth 45
HODGES, Charles Charmouth Street Son M 11 1840 Draper Apprentice Charmouth 45
HODGES, John Charmouth Street Son M 9 1842 Scholar Charmouth 45
HODGES, George Charmouth Street Son M 7 1844 Scholar Charmouth 45
HODGES, Eliza Charmouth Street Daughter F 0 1851 Charmouth
"Sandford Cottage" stood on the corner of Sea Lane. The first owners that I have notes of are George Hodges and his sister Ellennore 2nd daughter of John, the butcher. At the beginning of this century it was occupied by Miss Baxter and her niece Margie, who told me that she was descended from the old Saxon Kings in England and from Malcolm III in Scotland and the French King Pcpin le Bref. On the unofficial side, her grandfather Pierre de Ilaceritz, private secretary the Tzarina of Alexander II, was the son of a Russian Duke and a German Princess. The Tzar was extremely angry with the princess into a convent and took the baby himself to be brought up almost like royalty. Maceritz's son married a Scotswoman and Margie was born in the Winter Palace, but her mother could not endure life at the court and with the Tzar's permission withdrew with her children to Switzerland. Her mother died in Italy and her father was drowned when the "Mohigan" was wrecked in 1898 off Jersey. When Miss Baxter left,"Sandford Cottage" was owned by Mrs.Birkett whose daughter married Colonel Campbell Little. When the Colonel retired they lived in the house for many years, and Captain Brock Birkett R.N. lived with them. Mrs Little exhausted her strength during the 1939-45 war by her work for the British Legion and W.V.S, and died suddenly in 1949, Col. Little died shortly afterwards in 1958 and the house was purchased by the Dorset County Council and pulled down to improve the entrance, to Lower Sea Lane.
"Beech House" The interior shows that formerly the two houses were one as on the ground floor part of the building seems to have belonged to the butcher's and the butcher's attic extends over Beech House. In 1892 Richard Hodges sold it to Richard Shelton who died in 1921 and it was purchased by Mrs. Haggard with right to use the garden door. In 1922 Godfrey D.N. Haggard, her son, became owner. He was father of Stephen who became famous as an actor but unfortunately died young.

"Clarence Villa" now called "Carrum". In a memorandum by Samuel Dunn in 1844 he undertook to build a house for Miss Henning, which he let to her for twenty five pounds a year complete with garden and a pump of water. Miss Eliza Henning died in 1854 and Sophia Henning, who was blind, died in January 1886. During the 1920` s Charles Hodges lived here, who left £1,000 to purchase the Playing Field, he died in 1932 aged 92. It was then occupied by Peter Marshall who introduced electric light in the village. His engine and dynamo were in the corner of the playing field and proved a great success until power from the grid took over. The house today was then occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Bide and family.
Tho other two adjacent houses are similar and were probably built about the same time. As Dunn had to supply a water pump for Miss Henning it seems that there were no former houses on the site, which was possibly Glebe belonging to the Church. If so, it supports the theory that Beech House was the former parsonage,which would have been built on Church land.

1851 Vensus shows Eliza Henning Fund Holder aged 64 from Weymouth and house servant Elizabeth Dimont aged 30 from Uppottery

one house uninhabited

Louisa Griffith from Gitsham, aged 55 Landed Proprietrs unmarried with Mary Lane Servant aged 53 from Warwickshite.

william Greenslade 41 Clergyman without.. with family.

Than John Hodges - Beech House?

beech house could have been refronted as typical curved Pryer curved doorway. Was this done when Winton House added to side by hodges.described as a brick bult moierty in 1810

Apparently, one John Hodges added the shop and the family lived over it and in a room over out­buildings in the yard, with access being gained via external stone steps. It is probable that this latter structure still exists. From Pavey's account it would appear that butchers operated from these premises for well over a hundred years.
The Frampton family were traditionally butchers. The brothers' grandfather was a butcher at Beaminster and a photograph from c.1909 appears in Gosling's ‘Beaminster', from the Towns and Villages of England series, in which their grandfather, Giles, can be seen standing outside the shop in the square with his two elder sons, Ernest and Charles and other staff. The brothers' father - also named Giles and also a butcher - was the third son of Giles of Beaminster. He had a successful business in Exeter until he died from pneumonia at the young age of 34. He had three sons Edgar Giles, Reuben Ernest and Ronald Charles. These sons took their second given names from their father and their Beaminster uncles. After the death of Giles, his widow and the three boys returned to her family home at Axminster.
All three sons eventually became butchers and Reub learned his trade at Stewarts in Axminster in the days when use of a poleaxe was an important skill. Reuben then went to work for Harris in Lyme Regis and it was during this period that Ron was working for Marsh at Charmouth. It was at this time that Ron learned of the Marshes intention to sell and he and Reub together bought the business in 1938. Although qualified butchers, the brothers had little experience of buying and Reub confessed that his approach in the early days was to follow his old boss from Lyme and make one further bid af­ter Harris dropped out, much to the latter's irritation, but as Reub said, he'd got to learn.
Whilst at Lyme, Reuben had married Aileen Rough whose parents had lived in Charmouth from around the end of the 19 th century, firstly at ‘Bow House', then at ‘Wood Farm' and finally at ‘Hogchester'. Aileen's father, Thomas John Frazer Kemp Rough, was a colourful character. When single and working as a gardener, he lived with his parents at ‘Rose Cottage', which was next to the ‘Royal Oak' but is now a part of it and has been for many years. Later on, he worked as a dairyman/tenant farmer and moved from farm to farm over the years.
Tom married Zelia Nina, the fourth daughter of Lambert Rendell and his wife Charlotte. In his early adult years, it seems that Lambert had moved to Guernsey and it was there that he met and married Charlotte and his children were bom. He later returned to England bringing wife, children and cattle! The family moved from Devon to Dorset where they also lived for a time at ‘Wood Farm'.

1871 farmer og 80 acres, was son rnning butchers at side. not on 1841 map. buyilt by pryers. 1854 Pryers built heritage centre. postman photo of back of beeces? Did Dunn own and rent them out. But he went bankrupt?

Title Deeds of Beech House

The earliest indentiure is 8 th July 1892 between Richard Hodges of Bournemouth, Butcher and Richard Shelton of Wolverhampton (died 1896) and Sarah J. Talbot of Erdington, warwick for loan of £2000. Property described - The dwelling house divided into two Tenements on south side of main Street with the ground in front and the garden behind, formerly in occupation of Miss Puddicombe, tenant to Isaac Cooke aand afterwards for several yaers in occupation of John Hodges and which Tenements were formerly in occupation respectively of Robert Manley and Abercrombie and now of John Paterson and Francis Kadford. Also the plot of ground above and between the said houses and the “ Mail Coach Inn2 extending back from the main street to the same depth as the garden of the said messuage. All premises occupied by R. Hodges of Francis Cronin or his Trust executors. In 1921 it ws purchased by Alice Geraldine Haggard, Widow, with right to pass and repass over the passage or way between the points A,B & C on plan for purpose of delivering coal, wood, garden requisites. In 1922 purchased by Godfrey D. N. Haggard
The interior shows that formerly the two houses were one as on the ground floor part of the building seems to have belonged to the butcher's and the butcher's attic extends over Beech House. In 1892 Richard Hodges sold it to Richard Shelton who died in 1921 and it was purchased by Mrs. Haggard with right to use the garden door. In 1922 Godfrey D.N. Haggard, her son, became owner. He was father of Stephen who became famous as an actor but unfortunately died young.

The building and letting of Clarendon House, now Carrum House in 1844 by Samuel Dunn to Miss Henning for £25 a year. Mr. Bidwell`s House was The Lilacs, now Charmouth Lodge

Memorandum made the.. day of ..1844 between Samuel Dunn, Builder and Miss Henning, both of Charmouth in the County of Dorset. Samuel Dunn doth herby .. and let unto the said Miss Henning a now building with garden and a pump of water situate in Charmouth opposite Mr. Bidwell`s for the term of one year certain for the rent of £25 per year. The House to be finished by Michaelmas day September the 29 th 1844 and also the rent to commence from the same 29 th day of September, and the rent to be paid yearly, and the said Miss Henning doth agree to take the said House of Samuel Dunn for one year certain and at the rent afore mentioned and she will at her own cost and charges make good or cause to be made good and put unto the same good condition and order as when entered upon.

1781 Farr, Mr. And Mrs Burrows - Lands - Edward Farr and Elizabeth Burrows - Lands - £ 1-3-0
1781 Newberry, Hannah, Mrs. - Lands - Mrs. Newberry and John Jiffard - Three Crowns - £ 0-7-4
1781 Edwards,Thomas, Mr. - Lands - Thomas Edwards - House - £ 0-5-8
1781 Edwards, Margaret , Mrs - Ways & Saunders - Margaret Edwards - House - £ 0-4-3

1783 Land Tax List is shown below in bold type with relevant property from Map of Charmouth produced in the same year showing its value and area in acres, perches and rods.

Newberry, Hannah, Mrs. - Thomas Edwards and John Jiffard - Three Crowns - £ 0-7-4
182. Mrs Hannah Newberry House & Garden (£2-0-0d) 24p
183. Mrs Hannah Newberry Church Yard Mead (£3-11-10d) 2a 34p

202 UNOCCUPIED UNOCCUPIED John CRONIE House & Garden - - - 35 202
203 HODGES John HODGES Reverend William HATHEREL Field & Garden Meadow & Garden 2 1 23 203
201 FOSS William FOSS Bowden GUNDRY & Co. House, Yard & Garden - - - 28 201

 

Edwards,Thomas, Mr. - Thomas Edwards - House - £ 0-5-8
91.Freehold & Long Leaseholds, Thomas Edwards House & Orchard (£3-0-0d) 0a 2p 28r

Edwards,Margaret , Mrs - Margaret Edwards - House - £ 0-4-3
85.Freehold & Long Leaseholds, Margaret Edwards House & Orchard (£3-10-0d) 0a 1p 29r

Farr, Mr. And Mrs Burrows - Edward Farr and Elizabeth Burrows - Lands - £ 1-3-0
94.Edward Farr, House & Orchard, late Burrows (£4-0-0d) 0a 3p 15r

1783 Mr. Edward Farr - Farr & Burrow - £1-6-0
1783 Mrs Hannah Newberry - Thomas Edwards - 7-10d

1789 Edward Farr - Buorrows - Self -- £1-11-0
1789 Hannah Newberry - Land - Edwards, etc. 10s.7 1/2d
1789 Thomas Edwards - House - 7s.7d.
1789 Richard Crout - House - Edwards & Davey - 5s.8 1/2d.

1790 Sun Insurance Policy for William Edwards, Butcher, his house being rented by Joseph Bradbeer, who was also renting the neighbouring 3 Crowns Inn from him.

1793 Thomas Edwards renting fields described as Hammetts from James Warden
1793 William Edwards - Self and Jones - 10s.7d.
1793Edward Farr - Self- £1-16-6d
1793 Edwards renting from John Goreing - 7s 4d
1793 Thomas Edwards - self - 7s 7 1/2d
1793 Robert Crout - Edwards & Davey - 5s 8 1/2d

1796 William, Grandson of Hannah Newberry is shown as paying 10s7 1/2d land tax

1800 William Edwards - Self & Bradbeer - 10s.7d.
1800 Mrs. Crouts House - Self & Edwards - 5s.8d.
1800 Edward Farr - Lands - Self & Others - 4s.6d.

1805 Land Tax - William Edwards - Three Crowns - Self & Joseph Bradbeer - 10s.7d.
1805 Land Tax - William Edwards - Late Farrs - House - himself - 4s.6d.

1805 Poor Rates - William Edwards - Joseph Bradbeer - Three Crowns - 3s 6d
1805 Poor Rates - William Edwards - Himself - Field - 2s.3d.
1805 Poor Rates - William Edwards - Himself -House - 4s.6d.
1805 Poor Rates - William Edwards - Late Farrs - House- 3s.0d.

1807 William Edwards - Mr. Hunter - Late Farrs - House - himself - 4s.6d.
1807 William Edwards - Three Crowns - Joseph Bradbeer - 10s.7d.
1808

1810 This is an advert for the sale of the Moiety (half) of the Coach and Horses and Beech House , both owned by William Edwards. It is described as "a Brick Fronted Messuage or Dwelling House, with the outhouses and a close of exceedingly rich Meadow land adjoining, conatining about 3 acres ( more or less) in the occupation of Mr. William Edwards". This is the large field on the corner of Lower Sea Lane and the Street which corresponds with the later 1841 Tithe Map. It obviously did not reach its reserve as William was to continue owning Beech House until 1829.

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1830 Mr Issac Cook - House & Garden - 9d
1830 Mr.Issac Cook - Reverend Snow - 4d
1830 Mr. Gundry - William Foss - Three Crowns Inn - 1s.7d.
1830 Thomas Lock - Hallett & Others - Houses - 2d

1831
The 1831 Poll Book shows Isaac Cook, an Attourney at Law living in Clifton, Bristol renting Beech House to Thomas Snow.
1832
1808 Signature of William Edwards
1830 marriage of William Edwards, Widower to Sophia, widow of Thomas Morgan, former lanlord of The George Inn.
1881
Beech House
The earliest Indenture is 8th July 1892 between Richard Hodges of Bournemouth, Butcher and richard Shelton of Wolverhampton and Sarah Talbot of Eddington,mWarwickshire, for loan of £2000. Property described - dwelling  house divided into two tenements on south side of Main Street with the ground in front and a garden behind formerly in the occupation of Miss Puddicombe,tenant to Issac Cooke and afterwards of several years in occupation of John Hodges and which tenements were formerly in occupation respectively of Robert Manley and Abercombie, and now of John Paterson and Francis Radford. Also the plot of ground above and between the" Mail Coach inn" and extending back from the Main Street to the same depth as in the garden of the said Messuage. All this whole premises were purchased by R. hodges of Francis Cronin or his trustees.
1896 R.Shelton died.
9 July 1921 purchased by Alice Geraldine Haggard, widow. With eight to pass,repair over the passage or way between the points marked a,b, & c, on plan for purpose of delivering coal, wood and garden requisites.
June 24th 1922 purchased by Godfrey D.N, Haggard.
Haggard on April 3rd 1969 Sir Godfrey Digby Napier Haggard aged 85 late H.M. Consular service, beloved husband of Georgiana, funeral Broomfield Church, Thurdsay April 10th 3,p.m.
1885 Wiliam Boteler Beech House
Hodges family tree Dunns book 1836 taking down partition and work in the shop
John , son of John and Sarah baptised 1766!
John Hodges b. 1810 died 1874 butcher married Jane died 1864, aged 46 , Joseph a farmer and Henry a butcher were possibly Johns brothers.m
Ellen b. 1853 owner of Sandgord Cottage, inns in the yard.
1963, John Charkes Hodges, son of Ricahrd
John Hodges , my grandfather, kept the Butchers shop just below the Ciach and Horses and the family lived over the shop and in a room over outbuildings in the yard with stone outside stairs, which can still be seen. William and my father both helped in the business and in due course William went to Alton, in Hangs and opens a similar business. Whilst my father, who owned the premises under grandfathers will, let them until some time in the early 1900s when he disposed of all of his Charmouth properties which included the shop, the adjoining house and Beech House. In the wall dividing Brech House from its upper neighbour is still a doorways he also owned the Coastguard Cottage. The house at the corner of Sea Lane ( Sandfoes Cottage) belonged to my aunt Ell and my uncle Grorge,
Beech House
The earliest Indenture is 8th July 1892 between Richard Hodges of Bournemouth, Butcher and richard Shelton of Wolverhampton and Sarah Talbot of Eddington,mWarwickshire, for loan of £2000. Property described - dwelling  house divided into two tenements on south side of Main Street with the ground in front and a garden behind formerly in the occupation of Miss Puddicombe,tenant to Issac Cooke and afterwards of several years in occupation of John Hodges and which tenements were formerly in occupation respectively of Robert Manley and Abercombie, and now of John Paterson and Francis Radford. Also the plot of ground above and between the" Mail Coach inn" and extending back from the Main Street to the same depth as in the garden of the said Messuage. All this whole premises were purchased by R. hodges of Francis Cronin or his trustees.
1896 R.Shelton died.
9 July 1921 purchased by Alice Geraldine Haggard, widow. With eight to pass,repair over the passage or way between the points marked a,b, & c, on plan for purpose of delivering coal, wood and garden requisites.
June 24th 1922 purchased by Godfrey D.N, Haggard.
Haggard on April 3rd 1969 Sir Godfrey Digby Napier Haggard aged 85 late H.M. Consular service, beloved husband of Georgiana, funeral Broomfield Church, Thurdsay April 10th 3,p.m.


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