Chard Rural District

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Chard Rural District
Area
 • 1911 55,236 [1]
 • 1961 54,599[1]
Population
 • 1911 13,389[2]
 • 1961 12,207[2]
History
 • Created 1894
 • Abolished 1974
Status Rural district

Chard was a rural district in Somerset, England, from 1894 to 1974.

It was created in 1894 under the Local Government Act 1894.

In 1974 it was abolished under the Local Government Act 1972 when it became part of South Somerset.

The parishes that it included were: Ashill, Broadway, Buckland St Mary, Chaffcombe, Chillington, Combe St Nicholas, Cricket Malherbie, Cricket St Thomas, Cudworth, Dinnington, Donyatt, Dowlish Wake, Hinton St George, Ilminster, Ilminster Without, Ilton, Kingstone, Knowle St Giles, Lopen, Merriott, Misterton, Seavington St Mary, Seavington St Michael, Shepton Beauchamp, Stocklinch, Stocklinch Magdalen, Stocklinch Ottersey, Wambrook, Wayford, West Crewkerne, West Dowlish, Whitelackington, Whitestaunton and Winsham.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Area". Chard RD. A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 2009-11-14. 
  2. ^ a b "Historical statistics Population". Chard RD. A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 2009-11-14. 

Coordinates: 50°52′23″N 2°57′32″W / 50.873°N 2.959°W / 50.873; -2.959