Sandford, Somerset


Sandford, Somerset

infobox UK place
country = England
official_name= Sandford
latitude= 51.33167
longitude= -2.82671
civil_parish=
population =
unitary_england= North Somerset
lieutenancy_england= Somerset
region= South West England
constituency_westminster= Woodspring to become North Somerset at next general election
post_town=
PostCode=
dial_code=
os_grid_reference= ST425595

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

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

The Sandford Parish Church of All Saints Church was built in 1883–1885 by Hans Price, and is a grade II listed building. [cite web | title=Sandford Church of All Saints Church | work=Images of England | url=http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/search/details.aspx?pid=2&id=33285 | accessdate=2007-01-30]

It is believed the name Sandford means 'The sand ford' from the Old English "sand" and "ford". [cite book |last=Robinson |first=Stephen |authorlink= |coauthors= |title=Somerset Place Names |year=1992 |publisher=The Dovecote Press Ltd |location=Wimbourne |isbn=1874336032]

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. [cite web | title=Former Sandford Station | work=Images of England | url=http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/search/details.aspx?pid=2&id=33291 | accessdate=2007-03-09] 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 ran by Paul & Judy Sweeting.

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