refers to the church steeple, although steeple
can often mean a steep place, which incidentally is also appropriate
for parts of Steeple Aston. Aston
is a common name, usually meaning eastern farmland or estate. Steeple
Aston was known as Estone in 1086, and by 1220 when the steeple
affix had been added, as Stipelestun.
travel by road to Steeple Aston, take the M40 and exit at Junction
10 (one hour and five minutes from London approx, 55 minutes from
Birmingham approx). Take the B430 to Middleton Stoney, turn right
at the traffic lights there on to the B4030. Carry straight on to
Lower Heyford, and turn left at the crossroads. When you reach the
traffic lights at the end of the single-lane crossing of the river,
turn right to Steeple Aston.