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St Michael & All Angels parish church
Stewkley shown within Buckinghamshire
|Population||1,840 (2011 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||Leighton Buzzard|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
|Website||Stewkley Parish Council|
Stewkley is a village and civil parish in the Aylesbury Vale district of Buckinghamshire, England. The village is about 5 miles (8 km) east of Winslow and about 4 miles (6 km) west of Leighton Buzzard. The civil parish includes the hamlets of North End and Stewkley Dean.
The principal manor in Stewkley was once held by the son of Geoffrey Chaucer, who was an occasional visitor to the village. The Church of England parish church of St Michael and All Angels is one of the least-altered of England's 6,000 Norman churches. There is a Methodist chapel in High Street South. St Michael's Church of England Combined School teaches children aged 4–11.
In 1969–70 Stewkley was scheduled to be destroyed to make way for the building of London's third airport, but was saved after villagers fought an environmental and political campaign; the Wing Airport Resistance Association (WARA).
Stewkley has one of the longest village high streets in Britain, a title also claimed by Combe Martin in Devon, whose 2 miles (3 km) high street is not as continuously populated as Stewkley's 1.7 miles (2.7 km) high street. Southeast of the village is Aylesbury Vale Golf Club.
- Alastair Cook, England cricket captain, was married at the Methodist Chapel in December 2011.
- The Earl and Countess of Orkney live at Tythe House.
- Darren Gough, former England cricketer, previously lived in and played football for the village.
- Al Murray, stand-up comedian, best known for his persona "The Pub Landlord", was born in Stewkley.
- "Area: Stewkley (Parish), Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
- "Alastair Cook: Recipe For Success". Yahoo!. 31 December 2011.
- Page, W.H., ed. (1925). A History of the County of Buckingham, Volume 3. Victoria County History. pp. 420–426.
- Pevsner, Nikolaus (1960). Buckinghamshire. The Buildings of England. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. pp. 242–243. ISBN 0-14-071019-1.
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