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Chardstock

Major Settlement in the Parish of Chardstock

Historical Forms

  • Cerdestoche 1086 DB Hy2 HMC 1199,1200 PND
  • Cerdestok(e) 1166 RBE 1199 P 1200 Cur 1201 1202 Salis 1310 FF
  • Cerdestoca 13 Salis
  • Cerdestoke alias Cherdestoke 1464 Pat
  • Cherdestoc Hy2,13 Salis
  • Cherdestok(e) 1199 1288 Ass 1291 Tax 1462 Ch
  • Cherdistok 1306 Drew
  • Cherdestokes 1196 FF
  • C(h)erdeston(') 1276 Banco 1288 Ass
  • Chardestock 1278 Abbr
  • Chardestoke 1384 Cl
  • Chardstock(e) 1595 DCMCt 1596 HarlRoll
  • Chardstock(e) Towne 1595,1620,1641 DCMCt
  • Cordestok(') (sic, for Cerdestok(') 1288 Ass
  • Cheridestok, Cherydestok 1304 Drew
  • Chyerdestok 1360 Cl
  • Chyrdestok 1374 Pat
  • Chirdestoke 1377,1389 ib
  • Cheristoke (sic) 1437 Pat
  • Churche Stoke (sic) 1572 Saxton
  • Cherstocke 1584 Deed
  • Five Bells 1839 TA
  • The George In 1839 TA
  • Tytherleigh Inn 1839 TA

Etymology

'Outlying farmstead or secondary settlement belonging to Chard', v. stoc . Chard So, some 2½ miles NNE, is Cerdren 1065 (18) S 1042, Cerdre 1086 DB, Cerda 1166 RBE, possibly 'house in the chart or rough ground', from OE  ceart and renn (a side form of ærn ) (Ekwall DEPN 95), but cf. CVEP 331 where a possible origin from Brittonic *cerdīnen 'rowan' is proposed. Chardstock was divided into the two tithings of Chardstock North and Chardstock South (1795 Boswell). In 1863 Hutch3 281 an alternative form of the name is given as 'Cherstock , corrupted into “Chestock”'.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Field