In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Chardstock like this:
CHARDSTOCK, a village, a parish, and a subdistrict in the district of Axminster, and county of Dorset. The village stands on the river Kitbridge, near the Yeovil and Exeter railway, between the Chard-Road and Axminster stations, 3½ miles SSW of Chard; and has a post office under Chard, and a fair on Old Michaelmas day. ...
The parish comprises 5,800 acres. Real property, with Wambrook, £9,543. Pop., 1,461. Houses, 233. The property is much subdivided. A number of the inhabitants are employed in woollen mills. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £450.* Patron, the Bishop of Salisbury. The church was rebuilt in 1840. Charities, £82. The subdistrict contains three parishes. Acres, 17,447. Pop., 3,827. Houses, 714.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Chardstock, in East Devon and Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 29th March 2017
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