Sandford St. Martin is a small, attractive village of honey-coloured stone cottages, some with stone tiled roofs and some with thatch. In the centre of the village on a small triangular green and nearby is Sandford Park, the most prominent house in the village.

Sandford Park is an early 18th-century house to which additions were made on the west side later in the century. A north wing, added in the early 20th century, was demolished in 1954.

Beside the River Dorn, but hidden from the village street by trees and by a steep fall in the ground, is Sandford Manor House. The manor house also dates from the 18th century. 

On the green is a medieval cross base and shaft which was restored and given a new head in 1856.

The parish church, St. Martin's, has 13th century features and a Perpendicular tower with battlements. For the history and full information about St. Martin's Church click here

Sandford St. Martin is about 6.5 miles east of Chipping Norton just north of the B4030 near The Bartons.

Three quarters of a mile north of Sandford, just off the Sandford to Nether Worton road, is the quiet hamlet of Ledwell which also has attractive cottages built of the local honey coloured stone.


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