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About Sidbury

Sidbury is a large village north of Sidmouth in Devon. Situated along the River Sid which rises at Crowpits Covert, running for 6 miles to Lyme Bay at Sidmouth. Sidbury Castle sits above the village, which is the site of an iron age hill fort.

The village church has a Norman tower topped with a spire and several other interesting features such as 500 year old font, a gunpowder storage room dating from Napoleonic era, and a Saxon crypt.

The actress Joan Hickson is buried i nthe churchyard under her married name of Joan Bogle Butler.

Other buildings in the village include a primary school, the Red Lion public house, a working watermill, a butchers shop, and Sidbury Manor house - a privately owned 19th century country mansion.

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Seaton (312 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Devon

(6.7 miles, 10.8 km, direction E of Sidbury)

The town is mostly Victorian and Edwardian in character, you only have to cast your eyes above today's modern shop fronts to see handsome overhanging bay windows which belong firmly to another era...


Axmouth (16 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Devon

(7.5 miles, 12.1 km, direction E of Sidbury)

This quiet resort of colourwashed cottages sitting at the edge of the River Axe was once an important south Devon port...

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Broadhembury (7 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Devon

(8.1 miles, 13.1 km, direction N of Sidbury)

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Axminster (43 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Devon

(10.8 miles, 17.4 km, direction E of Sidbury)

Famous for its carpets often likened to Turkish, Axminster was one of the first West Saxon settlements formed along the River Axe in Devon...

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Pinhoe (1 Pictures) in the county of Devon

(10.9 miles, 17.5 km, direction W of Sidbury)

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Blackberry Camp. - Iron age settlement near - Beer. Devon

Blackbury Camp (18 Pictures)

(3.0 miles, 4.9 km, direction E)

Blackbury Camp is an Iron Age hill fort situated in Southleigh, Devon, England. The hillfort was built during the 4th century and.....

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Pecorama (20 Pictures)

(5.6 miles, 8.9 km, direction E)

Pecorama offers a real treat for everyone visiting Beer, a pretty coastal resort which was once the haunt of Smugglers. This.....

Fairlynch Arts Centre & Museum, Budleigh Salterton, Devon

Fairlynch Arts Centre & Museum (1 Pictures)

(7.8 miles, 12.5 km, direction SW)


Loughwood Meeting House, Dalwood, Near Axminster, Devon. Owned by the National Trust

Loughwood Meeting House (13 Pictures)

(8.5 miles, 13.6 km, direction NE)

17th-century thatched Baptist meeting house, constructed approx 1653...

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A La Ronde (3 Pictures)

(9.7 miles, 15.7 km, direction SW)

This fascinating 16 sided house is a relic from 1796. It was built for two spinster cousins Jane and Mary Parminter and was to.....

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Killerton (50 Pictures)

(11.3 miles, 18.1 km, direction NW)

Walking towards the handsome Georgian property known as Killerton House, you get only a hint of the surprises awaiting you.....

Powderham Castle Gardens July 2005

Powderham Castle (13 Pictures)

(11.9 miles, 19.1 km, direction SW)

Built over 600 years ago, Powderham Castle is the historic home of the Earl of Devon. The Castle is still lived in by the.....

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