Chard  Somerset


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Chard like this:

Chard, mun. bor., market town, and par. with r. sta., W. Somerset, on border of co., 14½ miles SE. of Taunton and 143 miles SW. of London -- par., 5449 ac., pop. 5682; mun. bor., pop. 2411; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-days, Monday, Thursday, and Saturday; was at one time a parl. bor., returning 2 members, a privilege of which it was deprived in the reign of Edward III. C., which is a well-built town, standing on an eminence, has mfrs. of lace and woollen goods, and iron and brass wares.

Chard through time

Chard is now part of South Somerset district. Click here for graphs and data of how South Somerset has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Chard itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Chard in South Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 21st March 2018

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