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The parish council meeting for September will be held, one week earlier than usual, on Wednesday 7 September at the usual time/place. The agenda and minutes can be found in the Parish Council Documents section.

Post Office/Stores opening times and details can be found here. and a revised, version of the online directory of parish information has arrived and can be found here.

And now, welcome to Chardstock in Devon, England ... here you'll find information about the village, minutes of council meetings, shop times, local organizations and maps.

Chardstock is situated in the beautiful county of Devon 4 miles equal distance from Axminster in Devon and Chard in Somerset.

We go back a long way .... the earliest reference is in King Ethelwulf's reign (839-859) when the village was known as C(h)erdel meaning 'rough common land valley', later this was confirmed by King Edward in 1065 as C(h)erdren.  By 1086 in the Domesday Book it was called Cerdestoche and came under the Bishop of Salisbury, and finally the Manor of Chardstock was granted by Henry II in 1164 to Gilbert de Percy, Sheriff of Somerset and Dorset.

Today we are a thriving village with a Church, School, two Inns, Post Office/Shop, a Community Hall and a lively collection of clubs, organizations and events.

Apart from the village of Chardstock itself, the parish includes smaller communities at Bewley Down, Birchill, Burridge, Holy City and Tytherleigh.


The village has a tremendous resource in the Community Hall which can seat upwards of 300 and has full stage and catering facilities together with car parking and access to match. It's available to book not only for regular society and organisation events but also as an occasional venue. (Ring 01460-220121 to discuss availability etc.)

Please NOTE: If you have any links to the old web site at www.hoopersfarm.co.uk they will no longer work and should be updated to the new address http://Chardstock.org.uk)