Place:Sampford Courtenay, Devon, England

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NameSampford Courtenay
Alt namesSampford-Courtenaysource: Family History Library Catalog
Sampford-Courtneysource: Family History Library Catalog
Sanfordsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 85
Sanfortsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 85
TypeTown
Coordinates50.783°N 3.933°W
Located inDevon, England     (1000 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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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. This station still operates as a halt on the Dartmoor Railway summer weekend service between Okehampton and Exeter.

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