Hinton-in-the-Hedges with SteaneAbout our Parish
Hinton-in-the Hedges is a quiet no-through village on the edge of Brackley, first mentioned in the Doomsday Book.
It has a lively pub, The Crewe Arms, a free house providing pub food Tuesday to Saturday evenings and a roast on Sunday with a variety of beers and providing, with the Church, the focal point of the village. There are no shops, schools or village hall.
There are livery stables on two farms and a pet-bedding packaging plant on the third farm. Three small modern cul-de-sac estates (10, 7 and 4 houses) lie between the 17th. century manor house and rectory, farmhouses, thatched labourers� cottages, two alms houses, privatised council houses and in-fill homes (about 70 homes altogether) � a wide variety of dwellings in a small village of about 200 souls.
A separate trust manages the Norris Playing Field in the village and there is an enthusiastic village cricket club with its own field in the village.
Just under half the home-owners farm, work from home or are retired. The remainder work in local towns or further afield. There are a couple of thriving Bed & Breakfasts in the village - very popular at Grand Prix time with the proximity to Silverstone.
A rise in child/teenage population as new houses are built has been a welcome feature of the last ten years. The village is traditional and middle-class in outlook and nature.
Steane is a small hamlet connected to Hinton by a gated road and straddling the A422. It consists of two main housing clusters, one each side of the main road. The one across the road from Hinton centres around Steane Park, a mini-stately home with the church of St. Peter�s in its grounds (but not part of the estate).
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