Sandford  Devon


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Sandford like this:

SANDFORD, a village and a parish in Crediton district, Devon. The village stands near the river Creedy, 2¼ miles N N W of Crediton r. station; and has a post-office under Crediton, and fairs on the third Monday of March and the last Monday of July. The parish contains also the hamlets of East Sand ford, West Sand ford, and New Buildings. ...

Acres, 7, 793. Real property, £12, 251. Pop. in 1851, 1, 970; in 1861, 1,842. Houses, 391. The property is much subdivided. The manor, with Creedy Park, belongs to Sir H. R. F. Davie, Bart. Dowrich House and Park House are chief residences. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £308.* Patrons, Three Governors. The church is ancient, and was recently repaired and enlarged. There are an Independent chapel, national schools, a free school, and charities £70. Bishop Hopkins, author of " Exposition of the Decalogue, " was a native.

Sandford through time

Sandford is now part of Mid Devon district. Click here for graphs and data of how Mid Devon has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Sandford itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Sandford in Mid Devon | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 23rd October 2019

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