Steane, St Peters

Steane, St Peters

Steane, St Peters

Set in the gardens of Steane Park this is a rare church built in the gothic style in 1620. Whereas Tom Tower in Oxford can be seen as Wren’s essay in Gothic Revival, Steane is one of the last examples of the tradition of Gothic architecture. It was built by the Crewe family and originally sat alongside their mansion. It’s interesting to see how fashions were changing fast. When it came to build the south doorway to the church in 1630’s Baroque architecture was vanquishing gothic and here you see a fine example of the new style with ionic columns and open segmented pediment. ( nb Nathaniel Crewe was made Bishop of Oxford just at the time that the Laudian entrance to the University Church of St Mary was being built).Internally the building is almost square and most of ...

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Steane Park
Brackley
Northamptonshire
NN13 6DL
Church kept locked but keys available from Lady Connell at adjacent Steane Park 01280 705899 garden@steanepark.co.uk. Also vicar Rev. Simon Dommel the_revd.simon@gmail.com.

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