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Steane, St Peter

Steane, St Peter

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 ...

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Contact & Opening Times

Steane Park
NN13 6DP

Opening Times


The church is normally locked, see below for contact details.


Contact Details


Key obtainable from:


Georgina Reynolds – [email protected] – Tel: 01280 705899


Jeremy Veale – Jeremy[email protected] – Tel: 01280 840017

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