We have a comprehensive selection of publications for sale, available online from The Parish Chest website.
UK customers may also order direct from CHRG c/o Mill House, Chardstock, Axminster EX13 7BY.
All prices shown below include p & p within the UK.
Please make cheques payable to Chardstock Historical Record Group, and enclose with your order.
A History of the Parish of Chardstock
by local historians Peter Wood and Roger Carter.
The definite book of the history of the Parish of Chardstock, it attracted
a Commendation from the Devon History Society 2000 Book of the Year Awards
- and sold out its first print run. Now reprinted with the inclusion
of additional material researched by the authors. The book covers every
aspect of the Parish from the earliest of times and provides a fascinating
insight into the lives of people across several centuries. Many local
figures are mentioned by name, making the book a valuable research document.
Includes many maps, diagrams and black and white photographs.
141 A4 pages. Saddle-stitched. Soft covers.
£ 12.00 + £1.87 p & p
Voices of Chardstock 1900 to 2000
by Chardstock Historical Record Group with financial support from the Local Heritage Initiative and the Community Council of Devon.
A collection of edited transcripts from interviews recorded with more than
70 people in and around the Parishes of Chardstock and All Saints. As
might be expected in such a rural area, farmimg forms a substantial part
of the book, but other aspects of life, including local industries, schooling,
leisure, sport, the Church and wartime memories, are also fully covered.
Includes over 130 old photographs and documents.
120 pages A4 landscape. Perfect bound. Soft covers.
£ 10.00 + £1.87 p & p
A History of Education in Chardstock and All Saints 1712 to 2009
by Peter Wood and Chardstock Historical Record Group.
A new book based on Peter Wood’s original History of Education in
Chardstock 1712 to 1979, updated to include the history of All Saints’ School
and expanded to include more information about St. Andrew’s School.
The book includes the move of St. Andrew’s School from its original
site opposite the parish church to a new building at the Tytherleigh end
of the village and marks the completion in 2007 of a major extension to
All Saints’ School. It includes over 90 plans/illustrations and photographs
dating back to 1898. Of significant interest to both historians and those
researching their family history, as the book includes the admission registers
for St. Andrew’s from 1874 to 1936 and for All Saints’ from
1872 to 1935.
140 pages A4. Perfect-bound. Soft covers.
£ 14.00 + £1.87 p & p The profits from the sale of the book will be shared with both schools.
by Chardstock Historical Record Group.
A brief history and decription of the main mill in Chardstock with comprehensive,
technical drawings of the layout and workings of the mill.
28 pages A4 portrait. Saddle stitched. Soft covers.
£ 4.00 + 96p p & p
Parish Map and Booklet
by Chardstock Historical Record Group.
The decorative map is coloured and illustrates many of the important and
interesting items in the Parish, together with its wildlife. Suitable
for framing, it measures about 60 cm (24 ins.) by 42 cm (16.5 ins.) and
comes with a storage tube plus a 26 page A5 booklet explaining the background
to the items shown on the map.
£ 7.00 (combined price) + £3.85p p & p
Footpaths & Bridleways in and around the
Parish of Chardstock
by Chardstock Historical Record Group on behalf of The Devon Parish Paths Partnership (P3).
Describes 50 walks in the area, including items of interest on the way.
Includes specially prepared maps for each walk, plus a complete map of
the Parish (3 inches to 1 mile) showing all the numbered walks.
32 pages A5. Saddle stitched. Soft cover.
£ 3.00 + 66p p & p
Memorial Inscriptions at St. Andrews Church, Chardstock
by Chardstock Historical Record Group. Revised 2009 edition
A comprehensive numbered list of all the known inscriptions in the churchyard,
inside the church and on the village War Memorial. Includes a plan of
the church and of the numbered graves in the churchyard.
34 pages A4 portrait. Comb bound. Soft covers.
£ 5.00 + £1.32p p & p
A Short History of the Church of St. Andrew in Chardstock
by local historian Peter Wood.
First published 1985 and reprinted 1989, 1994 and 2000.
24 pages A5. Saddle stitched. Soft covers.
£ 2.50 + 66p p & p. All proceeds from this booklet are donated to Church Funds.
"Four Men & A Font" DVD
by Mike Jakobson.
The moving, historical tale of how four determined men travelled to deepest
Hereford to recover an ancient Norman Font and return it to its home
When Chardstock St. Andrew's Church was rebuilt in 1863/64, the Norman font was replaced by a new one, and the Norman font was then sent for use at St. Denis Chapel, Harewood End, Hereford. It was later moved from there to St. Francis of Assisi Church on the outskirts of Hereford, now closed, and was eventually tracked down by a local historian. Four members of the Chardstock Historical Record Group travelled there in February 2010 to bring it home.
Approx. 45 minutes.
£ 7.00 + 66p p & p Profits to Chardstock St. Andrew's Church Roof Fund.
by Arthur Lord.
A series of over fifty poems written between 1979
and 2006, in an affectionate, witty and observant style recording in
verse many aspects of village
life and the people whose exploits earned them the title of a “Chardstock
Character”. Some of these poems have graced the walls of The George
Inn, Chardstock for many years.
66 pages A4. Slide binder. Soft covers.
£ 5.00 + £1.32 p & p
Septimus the Seagull and other Chardstock Tales
by Frank Huddy.
A series of reminiscences by the author of the Chardstock
of his youth and some of the people, events and places he remembers.
Includes a chapter on Septimus, a young gull with a broken wing,
which was adopted by the Huddy family and, although unable to fly,
remained with them for the next ten years becoming a most unusual
72 pages A5. Saddle stitched. Soft cover.
£ 4.50 + 96p p & p