Church Stowe, St Michaels Church

Church Stowe, St Michaels Church

Church Stowe, St Michaels Church

The tall Saxon tower is the oldest part of this church, which was rebuilt in the 16th century and then again, rather enthusiastically, in the mid 19th century. The latter was undertaken by the Revd. Crawley, an early convert to the Oxford Movement. The Crawleys came from Flaxley Abbey in the Forest of Dean but by the 18th century were well settled, ecclesiastically, in Northamptonshire. A quick look at the incumbent’s board at St Michaels, shows you that a Crawley was minister here from 1789 until 1921, perhaps a record. One of their cousins, Blanche, married William Gibbs of Tyntesfield, who bankrolled the Oxford Movement and largely paid for Keble College. At Stowe the gothic treatment is somewhat stark in comparison but the latest Church of England “essentials” are to be found – a carved font by the door, encaustic tiles, ...

Contact & Opening Times

Main Street
Church Stowe
Northamptonshire
NN7 4SG
Kept locked but plenty of keyholders in the village. Full details on church board. Easiest of access at Wyndham House opposite the church.

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