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 The river Granta could be forded there, though the ford has long since been replaced by a bridge.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

August 6, 2014 |

Kids Tennis Coaching

Over and In Coaching Monday to Friday 12.30pm – 3.30pm weeks of  Mon 18th and Mon 25th August. For more...

August 6, 2014 |

Tour Weekend Review Meeting

Tour Weekend Review Monday 8th September 7.30pm in the Jubilee Pavilion All warmly welcome What was great? What...

August 4, 2014 |

Updated Phone Box

The phone box has been updated with summer scenes

July 25, 2014 |

Children Activities in August on Stapleford Rec

Every Thursday in August the SSYI (Stapleford and Shelford Youth Initiative supported by the Parish Council) will...

July 25, 2014 |

Archeology Dig around Stapleford Village

Please see posters on village noticeboard for further information Archeology Dig on 30th and 31st August More...

July 25, 2014 |

Tour Phonebox soon to be updated

  Soon to be updated with pictures for the summer...

November 20, 2013 |

Stapleford Bird Club

STAPLEFORD BIRD CLUB Thank you to Simon Deans  www.birds.deansfamily.com for the use of the chaffinch photo....

November 5, 2013 |

Booking the Pavilion

For details of Pavilion hire charges, to download a booking form and conditions of booking please look under...

September 9, 2013 |

Stapleford Youth Club

The Stapleford Youth Group, for 12 – 15 year olds, meets every Friday, at the Johnson Hall, Gog Magog Way,...

September 11, 2012 |

Parish Plan

The Parish Plan sets out how residents would like to see Stapleford flourish over the coming five years and...

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