Steventon, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates: 51°37′12″N 1°19′48″W / 51.620°N 1.330°W / 51.620; -1.330

Steventon
Steventon Oxon Geograph-2613231-by-Bill-Nicholls.jpg
Cottages along the Causeway, Steventon
Steventon is located in Oxfordshire
Steventon
Steventon
 Steventon shown within Oxfordshire
Population 1,502 (2001 census)[1]
OS grid reference SU465915
Civil parish Steventon
District Vale of White Horse
Shire county Oxfordshire
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Abingdon
Postcode district OX13
Dialling code 01235
Police Thames Valley
Fire Oxfordshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Wantage
Website Steventon Oxfordshire Village Web
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Steventon is a village and civil parish in Oxfordshire, England, about 4 miles (6.4 km) south of Abingdon and a similar distance west of Didcot. Located west of the A34 Milton Interchange it was part of Berkshire until the 1974 boundary changes transferred to Oxfordshire.

History[edit]

The village has a medieval causeway. Built by local monks in the Middle Ages, it runs the whole length of the village along its historic East–West axis. The causeway ends near the Church of England parish church of Saint Michael and All Angels, built in the 14th century by the Flemings.[2]

The Great Western Railway opened Steventon railway station in 1840. It was the main station for Oxford, 10 miles (16 km) to the north, until in 1844 the line from Didcot to Oxford was opened. Steventon station continued to serve the village until British Railways closed it 1964.

Several of the older properties in Steventon have been modelled by Pendon Museum.

Amenities[edit]

Steventon has three public houses: the Cherry Tree[3] (Wadworth Brewery), The Fox[4] and the North Star, which is the oldest of the three. Both The Fox and North Star have Aunt Sally pitches and regularly enter teams into the Abingdon & District Aunt Sally League.[5] The annual music festival, the Truck Festival, is held at Steventon each July.

The village green has a cricket pitch and the Steventon Sports and Social Club which also plays Aunt Sally.

Steventon also has a large village hall near the village green where many activities take place, for example, line dancing, dog shows, the village pantomime (every two years), ballet and the choral society. Steventon has one main shop, the Co-op, and still maintains a working bakery.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Area: Steventon CP (Parish): Parish Headcounts". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 15 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Information about the local area". Home Farm House Bed & Breakfast. Retrieved 2008-06-25. 
  3. ^ The Cherry Tree
  4. ^ The Fox at Steventon
  5. ^ "Abingdon & District Aunt Sally League". 

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External links[edit]

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