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 The river Granta could be forded there, though the ford has long since been replaced by a bridge.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

December 19, 2014 |

The Village Weekend 2015

The village weekend including the village show will be held on the weekend of 27-28th June 2015 there will be a...

December 19, 2014 |

Annual Parish Meeting

The annual parish meeting will be held on wednesday 22nd April 2015.

November 30, 2014 |

Parish Council Meeting

The next Parish Council Meeting will be on Wednesday 10th December at 7.30pm in the Jubilee Pavilion.

November 30, 2014 |

Stapleford Twinning Association

The Association has a new website...

November 14, 2014 |

STAPLEFORD HISTORY SOCIETY

  HISTORY BRAINSTORM 18 NOVEMBER Do you have information to share about Stapleford’s history? Questions that...

November 3, 2014 |

Stapleford Twinning Association

The  Stapleford Twinning Association AGM will take place at the Jubilee Pavilion at 7.30pm on 25 November...

October 30, 2014 |

The Next Parish Council Meeting

This will be held on Wednesday 12th November from 7.30pm in the Pavilion.

October 30, 2014 |

Magog Singers Tuesday 9th December

Magog Singers  Stapleford Pavilion 9th December Friends and Family are invited at 3pm to the last session of the...

October 27, 2014 |

Christmas Craft Fair – Sunday 23rd November

Christmas Craft Fair Sunday 23rd November 10am-4pm Over 35 craft stalls selling unique, locally produced handmade...

October 9, 2014 |

Stapleford History Society

  A talk by Mary Dicken SAWSTON HALL Home of the Catholic Huddleston family who gave shelter to Queen Mary...

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