- Sandford, Somerset
infobox UK place
country = England
region= South West England
constituency_westminster= Woodspring to become North Somerset at next general election
The Parish of
Winscombeand 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
ciderproducers, Thatchers Cider.
Sandford once had its own railway station on the
Cheddar Valley linewhich ran from Yattonto 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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