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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

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.

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.

Freedom of the Parish

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


  • 12 June 2019: Michael Dadds, Former Chardstock Parish Councillor.[6]

Military Units


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  2. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ "Yarty ward 2011". Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ Dorset OPC: Chardstock
  5. ^ Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1333540)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 2015.
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