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
We are always pleased to receive comments or suggestions about the website and have a small Research Team who may be able to help with any problems you have; please contact us by e-mail at email@example.com
Over the years we have built up a considerable library of information about the parishes of Chardstock and All Saints. To help expand our collection, we would be pleased to receive copies of any documents you may have which could be of interest to us, such as Wills, old photographs, and papers relating to land sales etc. We will scan the documents, and return them to you if required.
If you would like to be notified about updates to the site, please contact
us by e-mail and you will be added to our database.
Baptisms for All Saints Church and Chardstock St Andrew's are now grouped with Additional Information on births/baptisms for people with a Chardstock/All Saints connection in a single PDF, thus making them easier to search. Transcripts of the Register of Cases, Central Midwives Board, Alston, Chardstock area 1905 to 1916 /17 are now included in the Additional Information section.
Marriages for All Saints Church and Chardstock St Andrew's are also grouped with Additional Information on marriages for people with a Chardstock/All Saints connection in a single PDF. Additional Information section expanded to include more details of marriages which took place "out of parish”.
Also grouped as per baptisms and marriages.
Censuses 1891, 1901 and 1911
These censuses have been expanded to include households in Smallridge and the parts of Churchill and Weycroft which came under the Ecclesiastical Parish of All Saints and the Civil Parish of Axminster. These transcriptions now include all households within the Ecclesiastical Parishes of Chardstock St Andrew's and All Saints Churches.
The number of Wills posted on the site has increased this year and will continue to do so in 2020.
Over one hundred pages have been added to the site, mainly newspaper articles concerning Chardstock and All Saints in the First World War, which could not be accommodated in the book “We Will remember Them – The Men of Chardstock, All Saints and Wambrook Who Fell in the First World War”.
We have a comprehensive selection of publications available online from
The Parish Chest website: