Steeple Claydon

The steeple on St Michael's church can be seen as one approaches the village. Many believe mistakenly that Steeple Claydon is so called because of this, but the manor of Stepul Claydone is mentioned in the Domesday Book. The steeple and tower were not built until the mid-19th century.

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Notes on Steeple Claydon

Description of Steeple Claydon, from J.J. Sheahan, 1861.

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Education Provision 1833

Steeple Claydon Parish (Pop. 881)

One Infant School, consisting of 35 boys and 34 girls (commenced 1828), supported by Miss Calvert, who allows a yearly salary and a residence for the mistress, in addition to which each child pays one penny per week.

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