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 The river Granta could be forded there, though the ford has long since been replaced by a bridge.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

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...

October 9, 2014 |

Poppies in the Phone Box

To remember all those who gave their lives in conflict.

August 27, 2014 |


  COME AND SEE OUR VOLUNTEERS AT WORK between 11 am and 3 pm both days at these locations: 4 FORGE END 29...

August 27, 2014 |

Parish Pit

Work has continued steadily over the summer, by the Friends of the Pit, to try to keep on top of the rapid...

August 27, 2014 |

7th September Countryside Access Event

Stapleford Countryside Access Come along to our Event on 7th September! WHY? The purpose of this event is to...

August 23, 2014 |

Magog Singers

  To bring our Summer term to a close we joined up with our conductor John Clenaghan’s other three choirs to...

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...

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