Steeple, Essex

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St. Lawrence and All Saints church, Steeple
Steeple is located in Essex
 Steeple shown within Essex
Population 1,000 
OS grid reference TL934029
District Maldon
Shire county Essex
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Southminster
Postcode district CM0
Dialling code 01621
Police Essex
Fire Essex
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament Maldon and East Chelmsford
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Coordinates: 51°41′28″N 0°47′56″E / 51.691°N 0.799°E / 51.691; 0.799

Steeple is a small village in south Essex. It is situated just east of Maylandsea and Mayland, on the southern side of the River Blackwater estuary. A hamlet, within the village of Steeple, on the banks of the River Blackwater is called Stansgate.

Steeple Church[edit]

The original Parish Church of St Lawrence was destroyed by fire and the current Church was built in the centre of the village in 1884.

Stansgate Priory[edit]

Stansgate Priory[1] was a Cluniac Priory built near to the banks of the River Blackwater in about 1120. It was one of many priories closed by Cardinal Wolseley in 1524.

Viscounts Stansgate[edit]

The village has been home to several generations of the Benn family, who were created Viscounts Stansgate in 1942.


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