In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Sandford on Thames like this:
SANDFORD, a village and a parish in Woodstock district, Oxford. The village stands on the river Dorme, 4¼ miles W N W of Heyford r. station, and 4½ S W 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 quondamlarge 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 fromtransition 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.
Sandford on Thames is now part of South Oxfordshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how South Oxfordshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Sandford on Thames itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Sandford on Thames in South Oxfordshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 27th April 2017
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