A very welcoming, family friendly village with beautiful green spaces and access to the Downs

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Stapleford lies seven kilometres SE of Cambridge. The river Granta could be forded there, though the ford has long since been replaced by a bridge.

The population has grown greatly over the last two hundred years. At the 1801 census there were 235 people and in 1831 464. Numbers reached a peak of 594 in 1871, a number not exceeded until 1931 when they attained 636. Since then numbers have grown steadily, to 831 in 1951, 1548 in 1961, 1567 in 1971, 1668 in 1981 and 1749 in 1991, falling back slightly to 1740 in 2001. The estimated figure in 2010 was 1880. The boundaries of the parish remained almost unchanged until 1985, when three dwellings on the further side of the old ford were gained from Sawston. The ancient parish contained 1835 acres (743 hectares).

The village has a primary school (the Community Primary School), a church hall (the Johnson Hall),  a church

(St Andrew’s), two Public Houses, The Three Horseshoes,  and The Rose, but  lost its post office in 2005.

The pavilion, on the recreation ground, was completely renovated in 2012 and re-named the Jubilee Pavilion to mark the diamond jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II.

Stapleford established a twinning link with Villedomer situated in the Loire Valley, France, near to Tours. More information about the link can be found on other pages in the website.

Wandlebury, with 110 acres (40 ha) of woods and chalk grassland, the remains of a 5th Century BC Iron Age Hill Fort (a Scheduled Ancient Monument), walks over some 8 miles (12 km) of meandering footpaths, lies in the north-east corner of the parish.

The Magog Down is an area for restoration, conservation and informal recreation on the Gog Magog Hills just south of the boundary of the City of Cambridge, off the A1307 road to Linton and on Haverhill Road, Stapleford.


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Recent Blog Posts

July 2, 2014 |

Tour de France

For up to date Tour info check the website...

June 11, 2014 |

Stapleford Village Weekend 5th-7th July

  Saturday 5th Annual Village Show 2-6pm exhibits shown in the marquee including Village Cafe, ice cream...

June 11, 2014 |

Magog Trust

The Magog Trust is one of this month’s three “Community Matters” charities at Trumpington...

June 11, 2014 |

Stapleford Community Primary School Midsummer Fete

Saturday 21st June 12-3pm Come along to the midsummer themed fete and enjoy home made cakes, bouncy castles,...

January 14, 2014 |

Parish Pit Restoration

11th January 2014 Another great session on a superb January day with sunshine all the way.  Thanks again to all...

January 14, 2014 |

Magog Singers

Jan 14th 2014 Magog Singers The Term got off to a resounding start with 34 singers joining in lustily to rehearse...

December 17, 2013 |


Stapleford History Society WHAT’S UNDER YOUR VILLAGE? Some Answers Stapleford Jubilee Pavilion, 14 January 2014...

December 9, 2013 |

Tour de France

  A public meeting was held on Monday Dec 2nd, 2013,  in the Stapleford Pavilion, to consider suggestions...

December 9, 2013 |

Stapleford Village ‘Cafe’ Wednesday Dec 4th

The next Stapleford Village ‘Cafe’ will be on Saturday Feb 8th 2014 between 3pm and 5pm at the...

December 3, 2013 |

County Transport Questionnaire

Cambridgeshire County Council are conducting a survey about how the local community uses bus services. You can...

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