Close to North Dartmoor, Sampford Courtenay is one of the prettiest villages in West Devon.
Sampford Courtenay took its name from the sandy ford, now replaced by a bridge, next to the New Inn. The Courtenay family were the Lords of the Manor until the reformation, when the title passed to Kings College, Cambridge. The village church still receives an annual payment from Kings College. Many of the houses in the village are constructed of lime washed cob with thatched roofs. Every road in the village is marked by a stone cross indicating the village boundary.
The images show : St Andrews, up the village, down the village from the square, The Church Room, Rebellion plaque, The Barton and the lane leading to our house.
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