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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 Stifford Hall Hotel (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.

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Village events 2018

Friday 19 October

Fish & Chip Night

Saturday 10 November

WW1 Commemoration

Procession from Village Sign 10am

Remembrance Service

Stepney Boys Memorial 10.45

Remembrance Wall & Refreshments

Belhus Cricket Club 11.30am

WW1 Street Party

Village Hall 1pm-4pm

Fireworks Display

Belhus Cricket Club from 4pm

Sunday 11 November

Remembrance Service

St Mary’s Church Memorial 10.45am

Ringing Church Bells at 12.30pm

Battle’s Over - Ringing out for Peace

Church Bells & Beacon Lighting 7pm

Saturday 1 December

Children’s Christmas Party

Saturday 8 December

Carols Round the Christmas Tree

and Christmas Drinks

Monday 31 December

New Year’s Eve Party

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