Sandford St Martin is an Ancient Parish in the county of Oxfordshire.

Other places in the parish include: Leadwell.

Alternative names: Sandford, Sandford near Deddington, Sandford on Churwell

Parish church: St. Martin

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1695
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1738

Nonconformists include:

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Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SANDFORD, a village and a parish in Woodstock district, Oxford. The village stands on the river Dorme, 4¼ miles WNW of Heyford r. station, and 4½ SW by S of Deddington; is a pretty place; and has a post-office under Oxford, and a tall cross on lofty steps. The parish contains also the hamlet of Leadwell, and comprises 1,850 acres. Real property, £3, 887. Pop., 476. Houses, 105. The Manor House is the residence of the Rev. E. Marshall; and S. Park, of E. Guest, Esq. A quondam large mansion in Leadwell was the seat of Earl Deloraine. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £200. Patron, the Duke of Marlborough one turn, and the Rev. E. Marshall two turns. The church ranges from transition Norman to later English, was restored in 1 845, and has a new chancel and a W embattled tower. There are a national school, and charities £33.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

SANDFORD (St. Martin), a parish, in the union of Woodstock, hundred of Wootton, county of Oxford, 3¾ miles (E. N. E.) from Neat-Enstone; containing 515 inhabitants. It comprises by measurement 1850 acres; the surface is diversified with hills of no great elevation, and the soil is a strong clay, alternated with sand. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king’s books at £7. 0. 5.; net income, £180; patrons, the Duke of Marlborough and the Rev. Edward Marshall; impropriators, various proprietors of land. The tithes were commuted for land and a money payment in 1767.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848


Parish Records


Old maps of Britain and Europe from A Vision of Britain Through Time


  • County: Oxfordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Woodstock
  • Probate Court: Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and the Archdeaconry of Oxford
  • Diocese: Oxford
  • Rural Deanery: Woodstock
  • Poor Law Union: Woodstock
  • Hundred: Wootton
  • Province: Canterbury

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