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 The river Granta could be forded there, though the ford has long since been replaced by a bridge.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

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,...

September 5, 2015 |

Stapleford Village Cafe

Sunday 20th September 3-5pm at the Jubilee Pavilion : Tea, coffee, cakes, biscuits and a bring and buy stall All...

September 5, 2015 |

News from the Magog Singers

Suggestions for Autumn Term – probably to be sung in this order at the end of term Sing for Joy – a very short...

August 12, 2015 |

Meeting of the Stapleford Umbrella Association

Stapleford Umbrella Association (Registered Charity 1091076 ) will hold their Annual General Meeting and...

July 16, 2015 |

Kids summer events on the rec

Children’s summer activities on Stapleford Recreation Ground . Children bored over the school holidays? Then...

July 14, 2015 |

Casual Vacancy

NOTICE OF CASUAL VACANCY For Parish Councillor STAPLEFORD PARISH COUNCIL NOTICE is hereby given pursuant to...

June 5, 2015 |

Stapleford Village Weekend – have you got your tickets

Stapleford Village Weekend 26-28 June Friday – primary age disco run by Stapleford School St Andrews Quiz...

June 1, 2015 |

Stapleford School Summer Fete – click for more details


May 20, 2015 |

Magog Singers

We are very pleased to have a new conductor Jacquie McBride for the choir and are enjoying singing a wide...

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