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About Steventon

Steventon is ten miles south of Oxford, between the towns of Abingdon, Didcot and Wantage. There has been a settlement on the current site of Steventon for over a thousand years.

 Built by local monks in the Middle Ages, the causeway runs the whole length of the village along its historic east–west axis, ending near the Church of England parish church of Saint Michael and All Angels, built in the 14th century by the Flemings.

Steventon has a large village hall where many activities take place, for example line dancing, dog shows, pantomimes, ballet and the choral society. Steventon has a shop, cafe and takeaway and still maintains a working bakery.

Steventon Sports and Social Club operates on the village green which has cricket and football pitches. The club also hosts aunt sally matches, a popular pub game confined to this part of Oxfordshire. It is played by throwing batons at a wooden skittle known as a dolly. The origins of the game are obscure and many competing theories exist, it is known to date back as far as the 17th century.

Steventon has three pubs, The Cherry Tree, The Fox and the North Star, which is the oldest of the three. Both The Fox and North Star have aunt sally pitches and regularly enter teams into the Abingdon & District Aunt Sally League. 

The annual Truck music festival, is held at Steventon each July.

 

 


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