Steep is a village and civil parish in the East Hampshire district of Hampshire, England. It is 1.4 miles (2.3 km) north of Petersfield, just off the A3 road.
The nearest railway station is Petersfield, 1.4 miles (2.3 km) south of the village.
Since 1899 it has been the location of Bedales School, a progressive public school.
The poets Edward Thomas (from 1906) and Robert Frost (briefly) lived in the village. Thomas is commemorated by a window in the church, engraved by Laurence Whistler. It was also the home for many years of the Royal Physician Baron Horder and actor Alec Guinness.
Famous quotes containing the word steep:
“O sleep! O gentle sleep!
Natures soft nurse, how have I frighted thee,
That thou no more wilt weigh my eyelids down,
And steep my senses in forgetfulness?”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)
“Switzerland is a small, steep country, much more up and down than sideways, and is all stuck over with large brown hotels built on the cuckoo clock style of architecture.”
—Ernest Hemingway (18991961)
“And have sought, to give new birth,
In baths to steep him;
But, being so much too good for earth,
Heaven vows to keep him.”
—Ben Jonson (15721637)