Welcome to our web museum.

It was created in 2009 by the Chardstock Historical Record Group (CHRG) and has since been expanded to cover the Parishes of Chardstock, All Saints and Wambrook, as well as the smaller settlements of Alston, Bewley Down, Birchill, Burridge, Churchill, Cotley, Holy City, Hook and Tytherleigh.

Our primary intention is to display and transcribe research material not readily available from other sources and to use our local knowledge of place and family names to ensure a high degree of accuracy.



The site is designed to allow people to undertake their own research, although we will always try to help with any problems you may encounter.

The data files on this site are presented in PDF format - to access these documents you will
need Adobe Reader, available as a free download from http://www.adobe.com

The Group usually meets on the second Wednesday of January, March, May, July,
September and November. Meetings are normally held in the village pub, The George Inn,
and start at 6.30 pm. If you are coming for the first time (and you will be made very
welcome), it is probably best to e-mail us beforehand to confirm the date.


Should you wish to contact us, our e-mail address is chrg@btinternet.com
We will always do our best to help with any enquiries or problems you might have.

We would especially like to hear from people with information which would help our
research into the village, whether it be old photographs, family history, old records of any
kind or just anecdotes about Chardstock. It all helps to build up a fascinating picture of life in
times gone by.

If you would like to be notified about updates to the site, please contact us on the e-mail
address shown above and you will be added to our database.

Have you thought about helping with our research? Most of the records we hold have
been scanned and can be supplied for you to undertake research for eventual posting on
the site. This can range from simple transcriptions of documents in modern English to records
written in old English or Latin (Court Hand), some over 300 years old. Any work carried out can be
selected according to your interests and skill level. If you are interested, please contact us
on the e-mail address shown above.


Chardstock Parish Registers - The St. Andrew's Church transcriptions for baptisms and
burials have been proofread against the original Parish Registers and now contain a
considerable amount of additional information plus a number of corrections. If you have
Chardstock baptisms or burials in your family history, it would be worth checking them
against this fully revised transcript.

Wambrook Parish Registers - We have started to transcribe the registers for this parish.
The transcripts of Baptisms for 1813 to 1909 are now available on the website and others
will follow as time permits.

Chardstock, All Saints and Wambrook, additional information relating to deaths and
- considerably expanded to include Coroners reports, County Court decisions and
newspaper articles.

Wambrook Census Returns
- transcripts for every census from 1841 to 1911 are now
posted as separate files.

Chardstock and All Saints Bastardy Orders, Examinations, Removal Orders and
- all the documents relating to these matters previously held in the Chardstock
Parish Chest have been transcribed and posted.

Chardstock and All Saints Tithe Apportionment 1840 - transcribed and posted.

Chardstock Industrial School 1855 to 1861 - information additional to that contained in our
publication A History of Education in Chardstock and All Saints 1712 to 2009. Includes full
details of the children left fatherless by the Crimean War, who attended the Industrial School at

Miscellany - considerably expanded to 100 pages. Well worth a look.


We have a comprehensive selection of publications available online from The Parish Chest website: