Lettice Sandford

Lettice Sandford, née Lettice Mackintosh Rate, (1902–1993) was a draftsman, wood-engraver, pioneer corn dolly revivalist and watercolourist of her beloved Herefordshire. She was a daughter of Lachlan Mackintosh Rate of Milton Court, Surrey, a director of the Imperial Ottoman Bank, the central bank of the Ottoman Empire, and wife of Christopher Sandford of Eye Manor, Herefordshire, proprietor of the Golden Cockerel Press, for which she provided wood-engravings. She was the mother of playwright Jeremy Sandford.


  • Obituary, The Times , 15 December 1993.
  • Sandford, Christopher & Sandford, Lettice: The magic forest : a story [with wood engravings]. London: Chiswick Press, 1931.
  • Sandford, Jeremy: Figures and Landscapes: the art of Lettice Sandford. London: Roc Sandford, 1991.
  • Sandford, Lettice: Coo my Doo. London: Frederick Muller, 1943.
  • Sandford, Lettice: Straw Work and Corn Dollies. London: Batsford, 1974.
  • Sandford, Lettice: Wood Engravings. Pinner: David Chambers, 1985.
  • Sandford, Lettice & Davis, Philla: Corn dollies and how to make them. New ed. Hereford: Herefordshire Federation of Women's Institutes, 1966.