Lettice Sandford

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Lettice Sandford, née 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.


  • 'Straw Work and Corn Dollies', Lettice Sandford, 1974.
  • 'Wood Engravings - Lettice Sandford', Pinner, David Chambers, 1985.
  • 'Figures And Landscapes, The Art of Lettice Sandford', by Jeremy Sandford, Soho, 1991
  • 'Lettice Sandford', Obituary, The Times, 15 December 1993