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Chardstock Church.JPG
Chardstock Church
Chardstock is located in Devon
Chardstock shown within Devon
Population 828 
OS grid reference ST309045
Civil parish
  • Chardstock
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district EX13
Dialling code 01460
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Devon and Somerset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
List of places
50°50′09″N 2°58′50″W / 50.835796°N 2.980691°W / 50.835796; -2.980691Coordinates: 50°50′09″N 2°58′50″W / 50.835796°N 2.980691°W / 50.835796; -2.980691

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.[1] 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.[2]

The parish was in Dorset until 1896.[3] 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.[4] 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.


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