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North Stifford Village

North Stifford Village

Grays Thurrock, Essex, England

The area known as Stifford is made up of North Stifford, South Stifford and Stifford Clays. South Stifford and Stifford Clays are built up areas now, but the old village of North Stifford has a different character.

It is located on a hill within Green Belt land just to the north of the River Thames, approximately 3 miles from the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge and the M25.


North Stifford Village is just under a mile long from end to end.

It is in essence, a traditional English village with its pub, corner shop, church and village green. Surely nowhere else in the Borough of Thurrock can there be a more picturesque group of 17th and 18th century cottages, so well preserved and lovingly looked after.

All the houses on the north side of the central High Road (formerly called Stifford Street) look out over the Mardyke River valley which is rich in an abundance of wildlife, trees, wild flowers and plants.

Next on the right is the Dog & Partridge Pub.

Opposite there is one corner shop which is a general store and off licence.

Fortunately, over the years, the houses which have been built between the old cottages have mostly been designed in a thoughtful and tasteful way. The old and the new buildings now stand side by side, blending together in relative harmony.

As you enter the village from the east you will find the Park Inn (formerly the Stifford Lodge) nestled behind the trees.

Then on the left we see St Mary's, an 11th Century Church.

Further on is the village green, cricket ground, village hall and children's play area.

Notice Board

Village events 2018

Saturday 2nd June

Free Guided Walk North Stifford

Tilbury Riverside Project

To book space 01375 859911

Saturday 16th June

Village Fete

Friday 6th July

Village BBQ

11th-13th July

Well Dressing Creation

Ash Tree House, High Road

14th July Procession and BBQ

Saturday 10th November

Celebrating the end of WW1

Sunday 11th November

Remembrance Service

And Memorial Benches

Saturday 1st December

Children’s Christmas Party

Saturday 8th December

Carols around the Christmas

Tree & Christmas Drinks

New article

Nurse Marjorie Wilson

Midwife for Aveley and Stifford

During the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s

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First Saturday each month 10am