Sampford Spiney

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Sampford Spiney
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St Mary's Church
Sampford Spiney is located in Devon
Sampford Spiney
Sampford Spiney
Location within Devon
Area5.9239 km2 (2.2872 sq mi)
Population117 (2011 census)
• Density20/km2 (52/sq mi)
Civil parish
  • Sampford Spiney
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
EU ParliamentSouth West England
List of places
50°31′59″N 4°04′15″W / 50.533037°N 4.0709581°W / 50.533037; -4.0709581Coordinates: 50°31′59″N 4°04′15″W / 50.533037°N 4.0709581°W / 50.533037; -4.0709581

Sampford Spiney is a village and civil parish in the Walkham valley,[1] about 4 miles east south east of Tavistock,[2] in the West Devon district, in the county of Devon, England. In 2011 the parish had a population of 117.[3] The parish touches Walkhampton, Whitchurch and Horrabridge.[4]


There are 26 listed buildings in Sampford Spiney,[5] of which the church is Grade I listed.[6]


Sampford Spiney was recorded in the Domesday Book as Sandford/Sandforda.[7] The name "Sampford" means 'Sandy ford', with the "Spiney" part being a family name of which the Spiney family held Sampford Spiney in the 13th century.[8] On the 1st of October 1950 Horrabridge became a separate parish, the transferred area contained 135 acres.[9] The parish was historically in the Roborough hundred.[10]


  1. ^ "Sampford Spiney". GENUKI. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  2. ^ "History of Sampford Spiney in West Devon". A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Sampford Spiney Parish". Noims. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Sampford Spiney". Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Listed Buildings in Sampford Spiney, West Devon, Devon". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  6. ^ "CHURCH OF ST MARY". Historic England. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Devonshire S". The Domesday Book Online. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  8. ^ "Sampford Spiney Key to English Place-names". The University of Nottingham. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  9. ^ "Relationships and Changes Sampford Spiney CP/Ch through time". A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  10. ^ "The Hundreds of Devon". GENUKI. Retrieved 26 April 2019.

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