Chardstock is a village and civil parish located on the eastern border of Devon, England off the A358 road between Chard and Axminster. The parish population at the 2011 Census was 828.[2] The parish also contains the hamlets of Bewley Down, Birchill, Burridge, Holy City and Tytherleigh.

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Chardstock Church
Chardstock is located in Devon
Location within Devon
OS grid referenceST309045
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townAxminster
Postcode districtEX13
Dialling code01460
PoliceDevon and Cornwall
FireDevon and Somerset
AmbulanceSouth Western
UK Parliament
List of places
50°50′09″N 2°58′50″W / 50.835796°N 2.980691°W / 50.835796; -2.980691

The parish is a major part of the electoral ward of Yarty. The ward population at the above census was 2,361.[3]

The parish was in Dorset until 1896.[4] Historically it formed part of Beaminster Forum and Redhone Hundred.

The attractive village is surrounded by farmland and woodland and is within the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The River Kit runs through the village. The village church dates from the 19th Century.[5] The village also has a post office and pub.

The collection of work by Artist Kenneth Butler Evans, cousin of poet William Butler Yeats, is based in the village at the home of his widow, sculptor Ann Ford.


During the Middle Ages, Chardstock was a prebend of the Cathedral church of Salisbury.[6]

Freedom of the ParishEdit

The following people and military units have received the Freedom of the Parish of Chardstock.


  • 12 June 2019: Michael Dadds, Former Chardstock Parish Councillor.


Military UnitsEdit


  1. ^ "Chardstock Parish Council". Chardstock Parish Council. Retrieved 13 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 25 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Yarty ward 2011". Retrieved 25 February 2015.
  4. ^ Dorset OPC: Chardstock
  5. ^ Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1333540)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 19 October 2015.
  6. ^ 'Prebendaries: Chardstock', in D.E. Greenaway (ed.), Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066-1300, Volume 4: Salisbury (IHR, London 1991), pp. 59-60 (British History Online).
  7. ^ Bennett, Belinda (6 October 2019). "Honorary Freedom of the Parish for former Chardstock councillor". East Devon News. Retrieved 13 July 2021.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Chardstock at Wikimedia Commons