Chard is the highest town in Somerset, standing 400 feet above
sea level. It has lovely views from Windwhistle hill and Snowdon
hill. Two streams flow along the high street one going north
towards the Bristol Channel, the other south to the English Channel.
In the year 1234 the town was made into a borough. It had a
thriving wool industry, this halted in the 19th century when
people turned to making the net which forms the base of machine
The 16th century court house, really a group of several Elizabethan
houses, is Chards most interesting site, and the church of
St.Mary has a 17th century monument of William Brewer a local
doctor and his family.