Descriptive gazetteer entries

These other entries in our collection of descriptive gazetteers are also about Chard. You may be able to find further references to Chard in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.

Place Type of entry Source
CHARD a town, a parish, a subdistrict, and a district Imperial

This additional information from our descriptive gazetteers is for locations within the parish or parishes associated with Chard.

Place Type of entry Source
CHARD (Crim) a tything Imperial
CHARD (Old) a tything Imperial
Chard, South hamlet Bartholomew
CHARD (South) a tything Imperial
Chilson hamlet Bartholomew
CHILSON a hamlet Imperial
Crimchard hamlet Bartholomew
Forton hamlet Bartholomew
FORTON a tything Imperial
PERRY-STREET a hamlet Imperial
Tatworth ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
TATWORTH a chapelry Imperial

Travel writing

This website includes the complete texts of books describing journeys around Britain, written between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries. Selecting one of the links below will take you to the first reference to Chard within the selected text. This will not always be a description of a visit: travellers often mention places other than where they are, for example as a basis for comparison.

Traveller Section No. of Refs.
Daniel Defoe Letter 3, Part 2: Salisbury and Dorset 1
Celia Fiennes 1698 Tour: Exeter to London 1

This website includes two large libraries, of historical travel writing and of entries from nineteenth century gazetteers describing places. We have text from these sources available for these places near your location:

Place Mentioned in Travel Writing Mentioned in Hist. Gazetteer
Chaffcombe 0 2
Tatworth 0 2
South Chard 0 3
Knowle St Giles 0 2
Wambrook 0 2
Combe St Nicholas 0 3
Cricket St Thomas 0 2
Cricket Malherbie 0 2
Chardstock 0 2
Winsham 0 2
Cudworth 0 2
Ford Abbey 0 2
Whitestaunton 0 4
Donyatt 0 2
West Dowlish 0 2
Dowlish Wake 0 2
Thorncombe 0 2
Ilminster 0 2
Chillington 0 2
Membury 0 2