Chardstock  Dorset


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.

Chardstock through time

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

How to reference this page:

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: 23rd May 2024

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