Chardstock

St Andrews Church, Chardstock
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Chardstock is one of the most westerly parishes in the traditional county of Dorset. Parishes in Devon are to the north and south of it, the parish of Wambrook lies to the west and Thorncombe and Hawkchurch to the east. The church of St Andrew was rebuilt in 1864 and the College of St Andrew adjoins it. The parish registers date from the year 1590 and are considered to be in an excellent state of preservation. Chardstock was transferred from Dorset to the county of Devon in 1896, but remains in the Diocese of Salisbury.

Chardstock All Saints (in Smallridge) is a modern ecclesiastical parish, the church was erected in 1845 with registers starting from that date. It was created from Chardstock and Axminster.  Wambrook was a chapelry of this parish.

The parish covers 5618 acres and the chief crops are wheat barley, oats and apples. The population of All Saints parish was 533 in 1871.


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Census 1841 Census Districts 10 & 11, 12 & 13 Transcribed by Jacqui Bowen.
1851 Census Transcribed by Maria Almond
1861 Census, Districts 1B, 2C & 3B
1871 Census [Chardtsock Web Museum]
1881 Census [Chardtsock Web Museum]
1891 Census
1901 Census [Chardtsock Web Museum]
1911 Census [Chardtsock Web Museum]
Parish Registers
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials [St Andrews Church and All Saints Church - offsite link to Chardstock Web Museum]
Directories  
Links Village Web Site with a history section.
Chardstock Historical Record Group Web Museum (Census/PR Transcriptions)
1873 Owners of Land on GenUKI
Kelly's 1923 on GenUKI
Maps The 1891 Ordnance Survey maps of the parish can be seen at the old-maps site, just enter 'Chardstock' under place search.
  For modern location maps visit:-  www.multimap.com
Note that the Parish Registers are held at the Devon Record Office, although it is believed that copies are also held at the Dorset History Centre Baptisms 1597-1947. Marriages 1597-1987. Burials 1597-1864

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