The main centre of population in the parish lies two miles south of Chard although Forton is actually closer to Chard. The parish is roughly triangular in shape measuring 3.5 miles west to east and 4 miles north to south. It is the most south-westerly parish in Somerset bordered on the east by the River Axe and Dorset and on the south and west by Devon. There are about 1000 households in the parish and a resident population of over 2500.