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

CONTACT DETAILS

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.

WHAT'S NEW

Manor Court Roll 1670 to 1702.
A major project caused by the original being in Court Latin. It took longer to process than expected, but was well worth the wait.

Chardstock, St. Andrew’s School Register 1867 to 1919.
Although an internal school document not completed to the standard of other official documents, this register lists about 1200 pupils who attended the school. It provides valuable information not readily available elsewhere, such as dates of birth, the name by which the child was generally known, the standard of education attained and where pupils went after leaving school.
For information on pupils who started school after 1919 please contact us on e-mail chrg@btinternet.com and we will do our best to help you.

All Saints School Register 1872 to 1919
Similar in format and content to the St. Andrew’s School register - see above.

Miscellany
Extended from 148 to 249 pages of information with a sizeable proportion of the new material covering the period 1860 to 1875. A useful source of information on newspaper reports relating to criminal courts.

Additional Information on births/baptisms, marriages and deaths/burials for Chardstock, All Saints and Wambrook.
Expanded by a further 22 pages of information. Can be found on the side bar under Parish Registers/BMDs

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 to have. Please contact us by e-mail chrg@btinternet.com.

Over the years we have built up a considerable library of information about the parishes of Chardstock, All Saints and Wambrook. To help expand our collection, we would be pleased to receive copies of any documents you may have which would be of interest to us, such as Wills old photographs and papers relating to land sales etc.

PUBLICATIONS

We have a comprehensive selection of publications available online from The Parish Chest website:
http://www.parishchest.com/Chardstock_Historical_Record_Group__LID11701