Sandford, Somerset

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Sandford
Sandfordchurch.jpg
All Saints Church
Sandford is located in Somerset
Sandford
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Sandford shown within Somerset
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Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWINSCOMBE
Postcode districtBS25
Dialling code01934
PoliceAvon and Somerset
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Somerset
51°19′54″N 2°49′36″W / 51.3317°N 2.8267°W / 51.3317; -2.8267Coordinates: 51°19′54″N 2°49′36″W / 51.3317°N 2.8267°W / 51.3317; -2.8267

Sandford is a village between Churchill and Banwell on the A368 in North Somerset, England.

The Parish of Winscombe and Sandford, centred on the Parish Church of Saint James, includes the villages of Barton, Oakridge, Sandford, Sidcot and Woodborough.

The Sandford Parish Church of All Saints was built in 1883–85 by Hans Price, and is a Grade II listed building.[1] It was constructed as a Chappel of ease to St James the Great in Winscombe

It is believed the name Sandford means 'The sand ford' from the Old English sand and ford.[2]

Sandford is home to one of the region's main cider producers, Thatchers Cider.

Sandford once had its own railway station on the Cheddar Valley line, which ran from Yatton to Wells. The now-disused station is a Grade II listed building.[3] It is the subject of some controversy in the village as developers submit plans for its redevelopment.

The Railway Inn is the only public house in Sandford. Thatchers Cider bought the pub in 2015 and carried out an extensive redevelopment before reopening.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sandford Church of All Saints". Images of England. Retrieved 2007-01-30.
  2. ^ Robinson, Stephen (1992). Somerset Place Names. Wimborne, Dorset: The Dovecote Press Ltd. ISBN 1-874336-03-2.
  3. ^ "Former Sandford Station". Images of England. Retrieved 2007-03-09.

External links[edit]

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