St Mary the Virgin, Church Street
St Mary the Virgin, Church Street, Chard, Somerset TA20 2DW View on map
Grade I listed building. Some Norman remains, but mostly 15th century. Visitors are surprised to see the rather dumpy perpendicular building, with its battlements, buttresses, pinnacles, large gargoyles and waterspouts. Stonework is Ham stone in the finer areas, with infill of lime and chert blocks.
All year: Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday 9am to dusk, Sunday 8am to dusk.
- Is part of Ride and Stride
Chard is on the main A30, (15 miles) from Junction 25 on the M5 at Taunton, and is served by the A358 & A30 itself. The A303 is close by. The church is on the A358 in the Axminster direction opposite The Kings Head public house. Rail: Crewkerne station (8 miles), Axminster station (7 miles). Bus: Hourly service Taunton / Chard A358. Two hourly service Yeovil / Chard A30.
Public car park at Sainsbury's, 200 yards away.
- Wheelchair access: Partial
- Disabled Toilets: Yes
- Assistance dogs: Yes