Stapleford Tawney

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Stapleford Tawney
St Mary's Church, Stapleford Tawney
Stapleford Tawney is located in Essex
Stapleford Tawney
Stapleford Tawney
Location within Essex
Population103 [1]
Civil parish
  • Stapleford Tawney [2]
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townEPPING
Postcode districtCM16
Post townROMFORD
Postcode districtRM4
Dialling code01992
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°40′00″N 0°10′18″E / 51.666667°N 0.171667°E / 51.666667; 0.171667Coordinates: 51°40′00″N 0°10′18″E / 51.666667°N 0.171667°E / 51.666667; 0.171667

Stapleford Tawney is a village and civil parish in the Epping Forest district of Essex, England. Stapleford Tawney is approximately 4 miles (6 km) west-southwest from Chipping Ongar and 14 miles (23 km) southwest from the county town of Chelmsford.


Historically Stapleford Tawney was included in the hundred of Ongar. It formed part of the Ongar Rural District Council from 1894 until that authority was absorbed into Epping and Ongar Rural District Council in 1955. Following local government reorganisation in 1974 it became part of Epping Forest District.

Electricity was first connected to the parish in 1932 and most of the parish was supplied with water by the Herts and Essex Waterworks Co. in 1949.[3]


The parish was more populous in the past than at present. The peak was in the Victorian period.[citation needed]

Historic population
Year Population
1801 196 [3]
1841 350 [3]
1951 153 [3]
2001 103 [4]

The parish had a population of 103 in 2001, making it the least populated parish in the district.[4] The arithmetic population density is 15.4 per km2.


The parish is long and narrow, extending roughly 3 miles (5 km) from north to south but is generally only about 1 mile (1.6 km) wide for much of its length. Its southern boundary is formed by the River Roding, while a stream flowing into it forms much of the parish's western boundary. The land rises quite steeply from below 30 metres where the Roding flows into Theydon Mount to above 90 metres in the extreme north, much of the parish being above the 60 metre contour.[3] The parish covers an area of 670 hectares.

There is no strong focus of settlement in the parish except for the parish Church of St Mary on Tawney Lane which is within a small linear group of houses and farms. At the north of the parish, 2 miles (3 km) from the parish church, are the hamlets of Colliers Hatch and Tawney Common.

Individual farms and houses are scattered throughout the parish. Land use is mostly agricultural. The M25 motorway cuts through the southern tip of the parish.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1][permanent dead link] Epping Forest DC Census
  2. ^ "Parish and Town Councils - Stapleford Tawney Parish Council". 7 August 2021.
  3. ^ a b c d e "'Stapleford Tawney: Introduction', A History of the County of Essex: Volume 4: Ongar Hundred (1956), pp. 233-34". A History of the County of Essex.
  4. ^ a b "Parish Profile : Stapleford Tawney". Archived from the original on 13 November 2004. Retrieved 21 March 2007.

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