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St Giles's church, Sidbury
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The Church of St Peter and St Giles has a Norman tower topped with a spire, a Saxon crypt, a gunpowder storage room dating from the Napoleonic era and a 500-year-old font. The tower has eight bells, the earliest dating from 1662 and 1663. Six more were hung in 1712, 1750, 1752, 1776 and two in 1947 to complete the present eight. Both the tower and the rest of the church are Norman but the tower was accurately rebuilt in 1884. The north aisle is possibly 13th century and the south porch Perpendicular. The windows are medieval and of various periods; the octagonal font is Perpendicular. The church is a Grade I listed building.
The village has one pub, the Red Lion, and one butcher's shop also selling groceries and newspapers. There is a regular bus service to Sidmouth and Exeter.
Above the village is Sidbury Castle, the site of an Iron Age hill fort.
A small hamlet of Sidbury in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, was founded by Lt. Richard Daniell, R.N. a native of the subject of this article. Daniell was the leader of Daniell party of 1820 Settlers to South Africa. He also helped found the Anglican church there and named it after his home church. The actress Joan Hickson is buried in the churchyard, she is interred under her married name of Joan Bogle Butler.
- Major Cyril Raikes MC
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- Pevsner, Nikolaus (1952). The Buildings of England: South Devon. 1952. Penguin Books. pp. 260–261.
- Historic England. "Church of St Giles and St Peter (Grade I) (1216540)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
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