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Coordinates: 50°43′11″N 3°13′15″W / 50.71981°N 3.2207°W / 50.71981; -3.2207

Population 14,400 
OS grid reference SY140918
District East Devon
Shire county Devon
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SIDMOUTH
Postcode district EX10
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Devon and Somerset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament East Devon
List of places

Sidbury is a village north of Sidmouth on the A375 road in Devon, England.

It is situated on the River Sid, which rises at Crowpits Covert (OSGB36 Grid reference SY138963) and runs for 6 miles (10 km) to Lyme Bay at Sidmouth. There is a working watermill in the village.

Sidbury is mentioned in the Domesday Book as the manor of Sideberia, held by Bishop Osbern of Exeter.

The Church of St Peter and St Giles has a Norman tower topped with a spire, a Saxon crypt, a gunpowder storage room dating from the Napoleonic era and a 500-year-old font. The tower has eight bells, the earliest dating from 1662 and 1663. Six more were hung in 1712, 1750, 1752, 1776 and two in 1947 to complete the present eight.

The village has one pub, the Red Lion and one butcher's shop also selling groceries and newspapers. There is a regular bus service to Sidmouth and Exeter.

Above the village is Sidbury Castle, the site of an Iron Age hill fort.

Notable people

Major Cyril Raikes MC


External links

The village website is at


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