Chard, Somerset

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Chard is a town in Somerset

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Chard within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Chard in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Chard, mun. bor., market town, and par. with r. sta., W. Somerset, on border of co., 14½ miles SE. of Taunton and 143 miles SW. of London -- par., 5449 ac., pop. 5682; mun. bor., pop. 2411; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-days, Monday, Thursday, and Saturday; was at one time a parl. bor., returning 2 members, a privilege of which it was deprived in the reign of Edward III. C., which is a well-built town, standing on an eminence, has mfrs. of lace and woollen goods, and iron and brass wares.

Chard in the Domesday Book

A village in Kingsbury Episcopi hundred, in the county of Somerset. is a Good Stuff website.