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 The river Granta could be forded there, though the ford has long since been replaced by a bridge.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

March 12, 2015 |

Outside Gym – we did it !

The Parish Council have been successful in their bid for Lottery funding for the installation of the following...

March 12, 2015 |

Stapleford PTA Fun Run

Sunday 17th May Magog Down For more info please contact : staplefordrun@gmail.com

March 9, 2015 |


Stapleford History Society are planning a community dig over the weekend 16 – 17 May. Now we’re looking for...

March 2, 2015 |

Stapleford Parish Council

Extra Ordinary Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm on Wednesday March 4th in the Jubilee Pavilion

February 26, 2015 |

Magog Singers

Tuesday 31st March 2.30 – 3pm Jubilee Pavilion, Gog Magog Way , Stapleford. Please come and join us for a...

February 24, 2015 |

Stapleford Village Weekend

Stapleford 1940’s themed Village Weekend 27-28 June 2015 Including the Village Show and Brownie Cafe Big Band...

February 8, 2015 |

Stapleford Parish Council Meeting

The next Parish Council Meeting is 7.30pm on Wednesdaty 1th Feb in the Jubilee Pavilion

January 26, 2015 |

Village Weekend Meeting

    YOUR VILLAGE NEEDS YOU! Please come and support the Village weekend at a planning meeting in the...

January 7, 2015 |

Parish Council Meeting

The next Parish Council Meeting will be on Wednesday 14th January 2015 at 7.30pm in the pavilion....

January 7, 2015 |

Not sure what to do with your christmas tree?

Bring your Christmas tree to Wandlebury to be recycled. Trees need to be in one piece with all decorations...

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