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St Michael & All Angels Church
Stewkley shown within Buckinghamshire
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The principal manor in Stewkley once belonged to the son of Geoffrey Chaucer, who was an occasional visitor to the village.
The parish church, dedicated to St Michael and All Angels, is one of the least-altered of England's 6000 Norman churches. There is also a Methodist Chapel in High Street South, and St Michael's Church of England Combined School, for children aged 4–11.
In 1969/70 Stewkley was scheduled to be destroyed to make way for the building of London's Third Airport, but was saved after villagers fought an environmental and political campaign; the Wing Airport Resistance Association (WARA).
Stewkley has one of the longest village High Streets in Britain, a title also claimed by Combe Martin in Devon, whose two mile (3 km) high street is not as continuously populated as Stewkley's 1.7 miles (2.7 km) of High street.
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