Charlotte Dymond Murder
the most famous of Davidstow's historical occurences is the murder,
on Sunday 14th April 1844 of 18 year old maid-servant Charlotte
Dymond. The evidence that hung her lover, Mathew Weeks, was sketchy
and circumstantial but there were those who did not like him and
were eager to avenge her death.
A memorial was erected in her name and stands a few yards from
the car park below Rough Tor.
She was buried at St David's Church where her gravestone can be
seen. Even to this day fresh flowers are regularly placed at the
is much written on the subject and is easily found on the internet
by typing her name into the Google search engine (be careful to
get the spelling correct).
articles contain similar information but some, as the link to
Tamar Dowsers below shows, approach the subject from a different
interesting article by the Tamar Dowsers can be found at:
book 'The Murder of Charlotte Dymond' by Pat Munn,is perhaps the
most comprehensive account. The book is no longer in print but
can usually be found at Amazon.co.uk
and similar sites.