Sidford

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Sidford
Sidford is located in Devon
Sidford
Sidford
Sidford shown within Devon
OS grid reference SY135902
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Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SIDMOUTH
Postcode district EX10
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50°42′12″N 3°13′40″W / 50.70346°N 3.22774°W / 50.70346; -3.22774Coordinates: 50°42′12″N 3°13′40″W / 50.70346°N 3.22774°W / 50.70346; -3.22774

Sidford is a small village in the civil parish of and on the outskirts of the town of Sidmouth in the English county of Devon. It has a population of just over 2100 people according to the 2001 Census.

It is on the River Sid, which runs for four miles into Lyme Bay at Sidmouth. There is a 12th-century packhorse bridge over the river that was the site of a 1644 skirmish in the English Civil War.[1]

In the village centre there is a small Spar supermarket, a post office, a pharmacy and a fish and chip shop, Bloaters. There is also a hairdresser, a legal centre, a sports injury clinic, a pub called the Rising Sun and a veterinary surgery.

Sidford's most famous pub is the Blue Ball Inn, a 14th-century lodging house that burned to the ground in 2007 and is now rebuilt.[2]

External links[edit]

Media related to Sidford at Wikimedia Commons

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joanna Billing (January 2003). The Hidden Places of Devon. Travel Publishing Ltd. pp. 28–. ISBN 978-1-902007-89-2. 
  2. ^ "Sidford’s two pubs suffer chimney fires" Sidmouth Herald. 28 January 2011