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Sandford Orcas, Somerset

Historical Description

Sandford Orcas, a parish in the county of Somerset, 2 miles SE of Marston on the G.W.R., and 3 NNW of Sherborne. It has a post and money order office under Sherborne; telegraph office, Rimpton. Acreage, 1104; population, 223. The manor house is a Tudor structure, and was formerly the seat of the Orskoys and the Knoyles. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; gross value, £290 with residence. The church is Norman and good, and has been well restored.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountySomersetshire 
Ecclesiastical parishSandford-Orcas St. Nicholas 
Poor Law unionSherborne 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records, in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Sandford Orcas from the following:


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Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Somerset papers online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Somersetshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.

DistrictWest Dorset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtDT9
Post TownSherborne