Transcript of the description for Chardstock from Hunt & Co.'s Directory of Dorsetshire, Hampshire, & Wiltshire 1851

CHARDSTOCK, a village about 4 miles S.S.W. from Chard, and 5 N. from Axminster. The church is dedicated to St. Andrew, the living of which is a vicarage, a new church, dedicated to All Saints, has also recently been erected. The parish, with the hamlets of Alson and Crowley, comprises about 5500 acres, and had in 1841 a population of 1405. Post-office, at John Woodmelish's. Letters arrive at 10 a.m., and are despatched at 3 p.m.

Baily Captain, R.N.
Bryan Rev. James., (vicar), Alson
Daw Mr. George, Coxdon
Deane Thomas, esq.
Fanshawe Mrs. Battleford hall
Highmore Mrs.
Knight Jas. Alex. esq. Coxdon
Loveridge William, esq.
Stevens John, esq. Alson
Vicary Mr. James Waldron Rev. T.A.
Woodcock Rev. Chas. B.A. (vicar)
Baston William, farmer
Bently Adam, farmer
Bently Wm. & Abraham, farmer Wootton farm
Bond William, farmer, Crowley
Bonfield John, ironfounder & machine maker), Crowley
Bonfield Robt. reg. of births and deaths, assistant overseer & collector of Queen's taxes & yeoman
Bonfield Robert, yeoman
Bowyer John, blacksmith
Bradley Geo. & John, farmers, Axe farm
Bright Robert, farmer, Bealy farm
Chard James, miller, Hooke
Chapple Geo. dairyman, Whitehouse
Coles Henry, farmer, Hares farm
Coombes Geo. dairyman
Culverwell Thomas & Wm. farmers, Whitehouse
Dawe Geo. jun. miller, Coxdon mills
Deane John, farmer, Ridge
Deane Joseph, farmer
Deane Richard, farmer, Alson
Deane Robert, boot & shoemaker
Deem Robert, grocery, &c. dealer & parish clerk
Denning Charles, farmer
Diment Henry, thatcher
Diment John, thatcher
Drayton James, farmer
Ellett John, blacksmith, Alson
Ellett Wm. farmer & butcher, Alson
Evans Joel, farmer, Lodge
Follett Abraham, 'Titherleigh Inn'
Forsey Thomas, butcher
French William, grocer and draper
Genge Charles, farmer, Church hill
Gregory Giles, carpenter
Griffin John, farmer, Wag's platt
Griffin Uriah, farmer
Hallett Eliza, milliner & dressmaker
Heygate Wm. & Chouler Charles, draining pipe manufactory and farmers, Alson
Hobbs John, beer retailer, Alson
Hobbs John, farmer, Alson
Hobway Thomas, miller & baker
Hunt John, lime burner
Hunt Thomas, lime burner
Kibby Jonathan, tailor
Honeban James, farmer, Alson
Lane Henry, farmer, Sandford
Larkham Abraham & Jacob, nurserymen, Bealy down
Long Simeon, miller & farmer
Marks Wm. & John, farmers, Bowditch
Miller Elias, confectioner
Miller Wm. farmer
Morey Geo. seedsman
Notley Jonathan, dairyman, Lower Farway
Paris John, farmer, Fordwater
Paris Joseph, cooper
Pearce Samuel, bricklayer
Pearce Wm. carpenter
Perring James, farmer, Hakes
Pinney Thomas, farmer
Poole John, farmer, Hooke
Pope Robert, butcher, &c.
Pratt Charles, butcher
Pryor Thomas, farmer, Colston
Reece William, farmer
Roberts Thos. farmer, Tytherleigh
Rockett James, farmer
Seward Edward, farmer
Seward Luke, carpenter
Spiller John, farmer
Trott Eli, stonemason, Alson
Tucker Eli & Luke, builders and stone masons
Turner John, farmer
Vicker James, farmer, Alson
Virgin John, tailor
Waldron Joseph, & Geo. farmers
Wale John, farmer, Court farm
Wale William, farmer, Gillet's farm
Wale Wm. junr. farmer, Crowley
Webb Wm. farmer, Higher farway
White Elias, grocery dealer
Welsh John, boot & shoe maker
Wills Lawrence, farmer, Alson
Wiscombe Wm. 'George Inn' & farmer
Wills Anna Mary, grocery dealer, Alson
Woodmelish John, grocery dealer, &c.