Chaffcombe, Somerset

Historical Description

Chaffcombe, a parish in Somerset, on the Chard Canal, 2 miles NE of Chard railway station, and 3 ¼ S by W of Ilminster. It has a post office under Chard, which is the money order and telegraph office. Acreage, 1016 ; population, 192. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £121 with residence. The church is Early English, and was restored in 1859 and 1881. The rectory house was built in 1886.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Somersetshire
Ecclesiastical parish Chaffcombe St. Michael
Hundred South Petherton
Poor Law union Chard

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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