Sampford Courtenay

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Sampford Courtenay
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Sampford Courteney
Sampford Courtenay is located in Devon
Sampford Courtenay
Sampford Courtenay
 Sampford Courtenay shown within Devon
Population 509 (2001)
OS grid reference SS6301
Civil parish Sampford Courtenay
District West Devon
Shire county Devon
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town OKEHAMPTON
Postcode district EX20
Dialling code 01837
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament Torridge and West Devon
List of places
UK
England
Devon

Coordinates: 50°47′32″N 3°56′42″W / 50.7923°N 3.9451°W / 50.7923; -3.9451

Sampford Courtenay is a village and civil parish in West Devon in England, most famous for being the place where the Western Rebellion, otherwise known as the Prayerbook rebellion, first started, and where the rebels made their final stand. It has a population of 509.[1]

The Church of St Andrew is mainly built of granite and has an elegant tower.[2]

It was served by the nearby Sampford Courtenay railway station at Belstone Corner. This station still operates as a halt on the Dartmoor Railway summer weekend service between Okehampton and Exeter.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : West Devon Retrieved 28 January 2010
  2. ^ Betjeman, J. (ed.) (1968) Collins Pocket Guide to English Parish Churches: the South. London: Collins; p. 165

External links[edit]

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