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Chaffcombe, Somerset

Historical Description

Chaffcombe, a parish in Somerset, on the Chard Canal, 2 miles NE of Chard railway station, and 3¼ 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 & Wales, 1894-5


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

Ancient CountySomersetshire 
Ecclesiastical parishChaffcombe St. Michael 
HundredSouth Petherton 
Poor Law unionChard 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records, in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Chaffcombe from the following:


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Somersetshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.

DistrictSouth Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA20
Post TownChard