Stambridge

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Stambridge
Stambridge sign.jpg
Village sign
Stambridge is located in Essex
Stambridge
Stambridge
Stambridge shown within Essex
Population700 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceTQ899916
Civil parish
  • Stambridge
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townRochford
Postcode districtSS4
Dialling code01702
PoliceEssex
FireEssex
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
UK Parliament
WebsiteStambridge Parish Council
List of places
UK
England
Essex
51°35′28″N 0°44′24″E / 51.591239°N 0.740048°E / 51.591239; 0.740048Coordinates: 51°35′28″N 0°44′24″E / 51.591239°N 0.740048°E / 51.591239; 0.740048

Stambridge is a civil parish in the District of Rochford in Essex, England. It is located north of the River Roach between Rochford and Paglesham.

The name "Stambridge" means "Stone bridge". The only bridge in the parish is now brick-built over the small stream that rises in Canewdon, flows under the road just south of the Royal Oak, and into the Roach near "Waldens". The village itself is called Great Stambridge.

Stambridge Parish formerly consisted of two parishes, Great Much, or Magna and Little or Parva. The centre of population in Great Stambridge has moved from around the church to the Royal Oak Inn area.

The combined parish consists of approximately three square miles. The boundaries are, in the east, Biggins Farm (Paglesham Road); in the west Little Stambridge Hall; the south the River Roach ; and in a line crossing Stambridge Road at "Richmonds" and number 159 Stambridge Road.

Stambridge Mill[edit]

There was a tide mill at Stambridge for hundreds of years.[2] It Rankins the Millers owned the building when it burned down in April 1965.[3] It was demolished in 2014.[4]

Sport and leisure[edit]

The local football club, Stambridge United, currently plays in the Essex Olympian League and was formerly a member of the Essex Senior League.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  2. ^ Horncastle, Sue. "Vanished Industries - Brickworks and Mills". rochforddistricthistory.org.uk. Rochford District Community Archive. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Rochford, Stambridge Mill c.1955 - Francis Frith". www.francisfrith.com. Francis Firth. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Stambridge Mill". www.hdr.uk.com. Havering Demolition & Recycling Ltd. Retrieved 28 August 2017.

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