Steeple, Essex

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St. Laurence church, Steeple, Essex - - 212804.jpg
St. Lawrence and All Saints church, Steeple
Steeple is located in Essex
Steeple shown within Essex
Population 490 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference TL934029
Shire county
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
List of places
51°41′28″N 0°47′56″E / 51.691°N 0.799°E / 51.691; 0.799Coordinates: 51°41′28″N 0°47′56″E / 51.691°N 0.799°E / 51.691; 0.799

Steeple is a small village on the Dengie peninsula in 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. The current church was built in the centre of the village in 1884.

Stansgate Priory[edit]

Stansgate Priory 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 Wolsey in 1534.[2]

Viscounts Stansgate[edit]

The village has been home to several generations of the Benn family, who were created Viscounts Stansgate in 1942, since about 1900. They live in Stansgate House.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 22 September 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Stansgate Priory". Essex Family History. Retrieved 4 January 2015. 
  3. ^ Will Watkinson (21 March 2014). "One last journey for Tony Benn? Labour MP's wish to be buried in Essex". Maldon Chronicle. Essex Chronicle. Retrieved 4 January 2015.