A Topographical Dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis, London 1831

Dorsetshire

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CHARDSTOCK, a parish in the hundred of BEAMINSTER-FORUM and REDHONE, Bridport division of the county of DORSET, 4 miles (S.S.W.) from Chard, containing 1256 inhabitants.

The living is a discharged vicarage, in the peculiar jurisdiction and patronage of the Prebendary of Chardstock in the Cathedral Church of Salisbury, rated in the king's books at 14. 2. 6. The church is dedicated to St. Andrew. The river Ax runs through this parish.

Volume 1, page 372

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