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 The river Granta could be forded there, though the ford has long since been replaced by a bridge.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

February 2, 2016 |

Neighbourhood Plan – breakout session summary

Comments from break out session Housing • Need to maintain green belt between Cambridge Southern Fringe and the...

January 19, 2016 |

Stapleford Open Gardens 2016

As part of the Village Weekend the PTA of Stapleford Community Primary School are organising Open Gardens on the...

December 17, 2015 |

Neighbourhood Plan Meeting

A NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN FOR THE SHELFORDS AND STAPLEFORD Neighbourhood plans (NP) were introduced by the Localism...

November 30, 2015 |

Fashion Show

Stapleford Women’s Institute FASHION SHOW Goldings of Newmarket Present their new Spring Collection of Women’s...

November 19, 2015 |

Magog Singers

Magog Singers invite you to share mince pies and punch following a performance of music we have sung during the...

October 29, 2015 |

Village Weekend 2016

A meeting will be held to start planning for next years village weekend 7.30pm Monday 9th November In the Jubilee...

October 15, 2015 |

Stapleford Parish Council Open Meeting

To discuss a Neighbourhood Development Plan Such a plan can establish general planning policies for the...

October 15, 2015 |

Play Equipment at the Rec

At Stapleford Pavilion on Wednesday 21st October a number of play equipment companies will be there displaying...

September 26, 2015 |

Stapleford Recreation Ground Needs Your Help

Stapleford Recreational Ground needs your views and help. We are looking to update some of the equipment (swings,...

September 19, 2015 |

CANCELLED Big Band Dance 10th October 7.30-11pm

CANCELLED The purpose is to raise funds for Stapleford Community Primary School. The Big Band is alive and well,...

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