Place:Stapleford Tawney, Essex, England

NameStapleford Tawney
Alt namesStapleford-Tawneysource: Family History Library Catalog
Staplefordasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 105
Staplefortsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 105
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates51.667°N 0.183°E
Located inEssex, England
See alsoOngar Rural, Essex, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1955
Epping and Ongar Rural, Essex, England|rural district of which it was part 1955-1974
Epping Forest (district), Essex, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

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. The population density is 15.4 per km2.

The parish was part of the Ongar Rural District from 1894 until 1955, the Epping and Ongar Rural District from 1955 to 1974, and since 1974 it has been located in the Epping Forest District of Essex.


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.

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.

Research Tips

This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Stapleford Tawney. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.