A warm welcome to...

Chagford Local History Society

This group of 15th and 17th century buildings in the High Street, Chagford, includes from the left:

Church Stile Cottage; Whiddons - once M. Parsons Tailor; the Church House now Endecott House; and The Three Crowns Hotel, thought to be the town house of the Whyddon family.

Judge Sir John Whyddon was at the court of Queen Elizabeth I. The mortally wounded Sidney Godolphin - poet and Helston MP - was carried to the porch of the Three Crowns during a Civil War skirmish in 1643.

'Thus' said Lord Clarendon 'leaving the misfortune of his death upon a place which could never otherwise have had a mention in the world'.

Chagford however has a history of greater importance than its size would suggest.


Thursday 27th October 2016


Dr. Alex Woodcock will talk on this.  He is an Exeter Catherdral stonemason and author of "Of Sirens and Centaurs: Medieval Sculpture in Exeter Cathedral" published in 2013.

Thursday 24th November 2016

AGM: starts at 7pm

Reports on the events of the past year, plans the activities for the coming year, and elects the Committee, followed as usual by our Cheese and Wine Party. Also, an opportunity to pay subscriptions.