Church Stowe

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Church Stowe
St michael church stowe.jpg
Church of St Michael
Church Stowe is located in Northamptonshire
Church Stowe
Church Stowe
Church Stowe shown within Northamptonshire
OS grid reference SP6357
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Northampton
Postcode district NN7
Dialling code 01327
Police Northamptonshire
Fire Northamptonshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°12′43″N 1°04′20″W / 52.2120°N 1.0721°W / 52.2120; -1.0721Coordinates: 52°12′43″N 1°04′20″W / 52.2120°N 1.0721°W / 52.2120; -1.0721

Church Stowe is a village in the Daventry district of the county of Northamptonshire in England. It is the largest settlement in the civil parish of Stowe Nine Churches (Where the population is included).

St Michael's church is notable for the tomb of Elizabeth Danvers and the tower built in Anglo Saxon times.[1] The rest of the church was built in 1639 but includes remains of the medieval church. The east end was rebuilt in 1860[2]

According to legend, the site of the church was chosen by a supernatural spirit. It is said that the church's builders found their materials moved to a different location overnight for nine consecutive nights, so they eventually built the church in that location. This is supposedly where the name Stowe Nine Churches derives from.[3]


  1. ^ St Michael, Stowe Nine Churches (Church Stowe) Archived 30 July 2012 at
  2. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus (1973). Cherry, Bridget, ed. Northamptonshire. Buildings of England (Second ed.). London: Penguin. pp. 418–9. ISBN 0 14 0710 22 1. 
  3. ^ Ash, Russell (1973). Folklore, Myths and Legends of Britain. Reader's Digest Association Limited. p. 260. ISBN 9780340165973. 

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