Stapleford Tawney

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Stapleford Tawney
St Mary's Church, Stapleford Tawney
Stapleford Tawney is located in Essex
Stapleford Tawney
Stapleford Tawney
Stapleford Tawney shown within Essex
Population 103 [1]
Civil parish
  • Stapleford Tawney
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town EPPING
Postcode district CM16
Post town ROMFORD
Postcode district RM4
Dialling code 01992
Police Essex
Fire Essex
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East 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 a civil parish in the Epping Forest district of Essex. It is located approximately 5 km (3.1 mi) WSW of Ongar and 11 km (6.8 mi) north of Romford. It covers an area of 670 hectares and had a population of 103 in 2001, making it the least populated parish in the district.[2] The arithmetic population density is 15.4 per km2. To the north of the village lies the hamlets of Collier's Hatch and Tawney Common.


The parish is long and narrow, extending roughly three miles from north to south but is generally only about a mile 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]

Unsurprisingly for such a sparsely populated rural parish, there is no village or single focus of settlement. 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.


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 [2]

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  1. ^ [1] Epping Forest DC Census
  2. ^ a b "Parish Profile : Stapleford Tawney". Archived from the original on November 13, 2004. Retrieved 2007-03-21. 
  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. 

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