Steeple, Essex

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St Lawrence and All Saints church, Steeple
Grid reference: TL934029
Location: 51°41’28"N, 0°47’56"E
Population: 490  (2011[1])
Post town: Southminster
Postcode: CM0
Dialling code: 01621
Local Government
Council: Maldon
Maldon and East Chelmsford

Steeple is a small village and parish on the Dengie peninsula of Essex. It is situated just east of Maylandsea and Mayland, on the southern side of the River Blackwater estuary. A hamlet, within the village of Steeple, on the banks of the River Blackwater is called Stansgate.

Steeple Church

The original parish church of St Lawrence was destroyed by fire. The current church was built in the centre of the village in 1884.

Stansgate Priory

Stansgate Priory was a Cluniac Priory built near to the banks of the River Blackwater in about 1120. It was one of many priories closed by Cardinal Wolsey in 1534.[2]

Viscounts Stansgate

The village has been home to several generations of the Benn family, who were created Viscounts Stansgate in 1942, since about 1900. They live in Stansgate House.[2][3]


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