Steeple Aston is an Ancient Parish in the county of Oxfordshire.

Other places in the parish include: Middle Aston.

Alternative names:

Parish church: St. Peter

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1538
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1721

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ASTON-STEEPLE, a township and a parish in Woodstock district, Oxford. The township lies on the river Cherwell, the Oxford canal, and the Oxford and Rugby railway, adjacent to Hayford r. station, 6½ miles NNE of Woodstock; and has a post-office under Oxford. Real property, £2,846. Pop., 650. Houses, 150. The parish includes also the township of Middle Aston. Acres, A, 870. Real property, £4,214. Pop., 736. Houses, 171. The property is subdivided. The manor belonged anciently to the Molines, and passed to the Hungerfords. A tesselated pavement was ploughed up in the 17th century. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Oxford. Value, £582. Patron, Brasenose college, Oxford. The church is ancient, but very good. There are a Wesleyan chapel and a national school. Dr. Samuel Radcliffe, principal of Brasenose college, was for some time rector, and founded a free school and alms-houses.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

ASTON, STEEPLE (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Woodstock, hundred of Wootton, county of Oxford, 6 miles (N. N. E.) from Woodstock; containing 580 inhabitants. This place is thought to have been occupied by the Romans, as a tessellated pavement was discovered in the vicinity in the 16th century. The parish includes the villages of Steeple-Aston and Middle Aston, and comprises 1875a. 2r. 37p.: it is skirted by the river Cherwell and the Oxford canal; and the Oxford and Rugby railway intersects a part of it. Limestone is quarried for building. The apricot-tree is cultivated extensively by the cottagers, and there are about twenty apple-orchards. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £16. 2. 8½.; net income, £582; patrons, the Principal and Fellows of Brasenose College, Oxford. The church is an ancient edifice, partly rebuilt in 1842: the north aisle, chancel, and tower are early English, and other portions in the decorated style. In a chapel on the north side of the chancel are recumbent effigies of Sir Francis Page and his lady, to whom the manor of Middle Aston formerly belonged: Sir Francis destroyed some monuments of the Dinham family to make room for his own, which was erected in his life-time. In the parish chest is preserved part of the hangings of the altar of the church, of the 14th century, richly embroidered; in the churchyard are the steps and base of a perpendicular cross. A school is endowed with £20 per annum, and a house and garden, from a bequest in 1640, by Dr. Samuel Radcliffe, principal of Brasenose College, who founded two scholarships in that college, to be supplied, if possible, from the school; he also founded an almshouse here for poor women. An account of the history and antiquities of the parish was published at Deddington, in the county, in 1845. Near the village, a strong chalybeate spring was discovered in 1833.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

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England, Oxfordshire, Aston-Steeple – Cemeteries ( 1 )
Steeple Aston churchyard, monumental inscriptions
Author: Oxfordshire Family History Society

England, Oxfordshire, Aston-Steeple – Census ( 1 )
Census returns for Steeple Aston, 1841-1891
Author: Great Britain. Census Office

England, Oxfordshire, Aston-Steeple – Census – 1811 ( 1 )
The people of Steeple Aston and Middle Aston
Author: EurekA Partnership

England, Oxfordshire, Aston-Steeple – Census – 1821 ( 1 )
The people of Steeple Aston and Middle Aston
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England, Oxfordshire, Aston-Steeple – Church records ( 2 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Aston-Steeple, 1721-1859
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Aston-Steeple (Oxfordshire)

Steeple Aston St. Peter and St. Paul Oxfordshire parish registers
Author: Wood, Vera; Church of England. Parish Church of Aston-Steeple (Oxfordshire)

England, Oxfordshire, Aston-Steeple – Church records – Indexes ( 2 )
Computer printout of Steeple Aston , Oxon., Eng

Parish register printouts of Steeple Aston, Oxford, England ; christenings, 1813-1859
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

England, Oxfordshire, Aston-Steeple – Directories ( 1 )
The people of Steeple Aston and Middle Aston
Author: EurekA Partnership

England, Oxfordshire, Aston-Steeple – Gazetteers ( 1 )
The people of Steeple Aston and Middle Aston
Author: EurekA Partnership

England, Oxfordshire, Aston-Steeple – Historical geography ( 1 )
The people of Steeple Aston and Middle Aston
Author: EurekA Partnership

England, Oxfordshire, Aston-Steeple – History ( 1 )
A history of Steeple Aston and Middle Aston, Oxfordshire
Author: Brookes, C. C.

England, Oxfordshire, Aston-Steeple – Poorhouses, poor law, etc. ( 1 )
The people of Steeple Aston and Middle Aston
Author: EurekA Partnership

England, Oxfordshire, Aston-Steeple – Population ( 1 )
The people of Steeple Aston and Middle Aston
Author: EurekA Partnership

England, Oxfordshire, Aston-Steeple – Public records ( 1 )
The people of Steeple Aston and Middle Aston
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England, Oxfordshire, Aston-Steeple – Schools ( 1 )
Steeple Aston Radcliffe’s School records, 1863-1892
Author: Steeple Aston Radcliffe’s School (Oxfordshire)

England, Oxfordshire, Aston-Steeple – Taxation ( 1 )
The people of Steeple Aston and Middle Aston
Author: EurekA Partnership

England, Oxfordshire, Aston-Steeple – Voting registers ( 1 )
The people of Steeple Aston and Middle Aston
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Administration

  • County: Oxfordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Woodstock
  • Probate Court: Courts of the Bishop (Episcopal Consistory) and the Archdeaconry of Oxford
  • Diocese: Oxford
  • Rural Deanery: Woodstock
  • Poor Law Union: Woodstock
  • Hundred: Wootton
  • Province: Canterbury

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