During the war it was used to hold duplicate copies of the bank records in case its headquarters in London was destroyed.
It was also used to store the emergency bank note supply of the Bank of England.
In 1685 Chard was one of the towns in which Judge Jeffreys held some of the Bloody Assizes after the failure of the Monmouth Rebellion.
The Chard Canal was a tub boat canal built between 18.
After this time the town was largely rebuilt including Waterloo House and Manor Court House in Fore Street which were built as a house and courtroom, and have now been converted into shops and offices.
After 1820 this expanded with the town becoming a centre for lace manufacture led by manufacturers who fled from the Luddite resistance they had faced in the English Midlands.
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