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Sampford Courtenay, Devon

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Sampford Courtenay, Devon

Sampford Courtenay is a village and civil parish in West Devon in England, most famous for being the place where the Western Rebellion, otherwise known as the Prayerbook rebellion, first started, and where the rebels made their final stand. It has a population of 509. The Church of St Andrew is mainly built of granite and has an elegant tower. It was served by the nearby Sampford Courtenay railway station at Belstone Corner.
DistrictWest Devon
Post townOKEHAMPTON
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSS6301
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
Dialling code01837
Population509 (2001)
 

Other names by which Sampford Courtenay, Devon has been known in the past

Sampford Courtney

Sampford Courtenay, Devon in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Sampford Courtney, par. and vil. with ry. sta., Devon - par., 7962 ac., pop. 892; vil., 5 miles N. of Okehampton; P.O.

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