"The parish of Chaffcombe lies 2 miles northeast of Chard and nearly 3 miles south-west of Ilminster... It is irregular in shape, extending for nearly 2¼ miles from north to south, and between 1½ mile and less than ½ mile from east to west. It is bounded on the north by Knowle St. Giles and Cricket Malherbie, on the east by Cudworth, on the south by Cricket St. Thomas and Winsham, and on the west by Chard. The parish is on the western slopes of the Windwhistle ridge overlooking Chard, the ground falling from over 600 ft. on its eastern boundary to 200 ft. by the old Chard reservoir. The parish had 12 households in 1612. --- A P Baggs and R J E Bush. "Parishes: Chaffcombe," in A History of the County of Somerset: Volume 4, ed. R W Dunning (London: Victoria County History, 1978), 121-128. British History Online, accessed January 29, 2017, http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/som/vol4/pp121-128.