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Steeple Bumpstead

Steeple Bumpstead shown within Essex
Population c. 2000
Parish Steeple Bumpstead
District Braintree
Shire county Essex
Region East
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district CB9 7
Dialling code 01440
Police Essex
Fire Essex
Ambulance East of England
UK Parliament Saffron Walden
European Parliament East of England
List of places: UKEnglandEssex

Coordinates: 52°01′24″N 0°15′55″E / 52.0233, 0.2654Steeple Bumpstead is a village in the district of Braintree, Essex, United Kingdom, 3 miles south of Haverhill. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Red_pog2. ... For other meanings of Essex, see Essex (disambiguation). ... A civil parish (usually just parish) in England is a subnational entity forming the lowest unit of local government, lower than districts or counties. ... The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... There are several places named Braintree, or a variant thereof:- Braintree, Essex - a town in the county of Essex, in the United Kingdom The town gives its name to the constituency of Braintree. ... Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are one of the four levels of English administrative division used for the purposes of local government. ... For other meanings of Essex, see Essex (disambiguation). ... The region, also known as Government Office Region, is currently the highest tier of local government subnational entity of England in the United Kingdom. ... The East of England is one of the nine official regions of England. ... Constituent countries is a phrase used, often by official institutions, in contexts in which a number of countries make up a larger entity or grouping; thus the OECD has used the phrase in reference to the former Yugoslavia[1], the Soviet Union and European institutions such as the Council of... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... A post town is a required part of all UK postal addresses. ... UK postal codes are known as postcodes. ... The CB postcode area, also known as the Cambridge postcode area[1], is a group of postal districts around Cambridge, Ely, Haverhill, Newmarket and Saffron Walden in England. ... The UK telephone numbering plan, also known as the National Numbering Plan, is regulated by the Office of Communications (Ofcom), which replaced the Office of Telecommunications (Oftel) in 2003. ... Essex Police is a Home Office (territorial) police force with responsibility for policing the county of Essex in south east England. ... A Fire Appliance belonging to the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service The fire service in the United Kingdom has undergone dramatic changes since the beginning of the 21st century, a process that has been propelled by a devolution of central government powers, new legislation and a change to operational... Essex County Fire and Rescue Service are the statutory fire fighting service for the county of Essex in the south-east of England. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Badge of the East of England Ambulance Service The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust is the authority responsible for providing NHS ambulance services in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Luton, Norfolk, Peterborough, Southend-on-Sea, Suffolk and Thurrock, in the East of England region. ... The United Kingdom House of Commons is made up of Members of Parliament (MPs). ... Saffron Walden is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... This is a list of Members of the European Parliament for the United Kingdom in the 2004 to 2009 session, ordered by name. ... East of England is a constituency of the European Parliament. ... List of cities in the United Kingdom List of towns in England Lists of places within counties List of places in Bedfordshire List of places in Berkshire List of places in Buckinghamshire List of places in Cambridgeshire List of places in Cheshire List of places in Cleveland List of places... This is a list of cities, towns and villages in the county of Essex, England. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Braintree is a local government district in the English county of Essex. ... For other meanings of Essex, see Essex (disambiguation). ... Haverhill is an industrial market town in the county of Suffolk, England, next to the borders with Essex and Cambridgeshire. ...

The parish church does not actually have a steeple, however the Congregational Church has a small Victorian one. It is believed that the Steeple referred to was actually located on the A1307 close to what is now the Wixoe pumping Station. The Moot Hall is recorded in the Doomsday book. Queen Victoria (shown here on the morning of her accession to the Throne, 20 June 1837) gave her name to the historic era The Victorian era of the United Kingdom marked the height of the British Industrial Revolution and the apex of the British Empire. ...



Nurse Edith Cavell died in Brussels on 12th October 1915, shot by a German firing squad for helping Allied soldiers to escape. She became, of course, a legend for bravery and sacrifice. But her ties with Steeple Bumpstead occurred long before that and before she became a nurse. During 1886, Edith was appointed governess to the four children of the Reverend Charles Powell, vicar of Steeple Bumpstead. The vicarage, where a stone plaque commemorates her stay, is no longer the residence of the local vicar, but it is still there, a private residence, on the corner of Chapel Street and Finchingfield Road. There is, in the 11th century village church, a plaque to Edith Cavell and there is also a road named after her. Edith Cavell Statue in memory of Edith Cavell, opposite the National Portrait Gallery, London A propaganda image of Edith Cavell Edith Louisa Cavell (December 4, 1865–October 12, 1915) was a British World War I nurse and humanitarian. ...

There has been a long history on non-conformist belief in the village. A Bumpstead man was burnt to death in the parish for his beliefs in the days of the Catholic church. Along the Blois Road, leading from Bumpstead to Birdbrook, is a field that has been called the ‘Bloody Pightle’, and that is where he is believed to have been martyred. In 1527 John Tibauld and eight other village residents were seized and taken before the Bishop of London, charged with meeting together in Bower Hall to pray and read a copy of the New Testament. Although the non-conformist in the village were encouraged by the powerful Bendyshe family that lived at Bower Hall, even their influence could not save Tibauld. This article is about the Christian scriptures. ...

The Shopping Basket - Bowtells - (Then high Street) Chapel Street around 1930

He was burned at the stake. Having fallen into ruin after use as a ‘concentration camp’ in the First World War, Bower Hall was finally demolished in 1926 and the materials sold off. The great staircase found its way to America. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Ypres, 1917, in the vicinity of the Battle of Passchendaele. ...

Moot Hall, or ‘the Old Schole’, symbolises Steeple Bumpstead. Built in 1592 by the inhabitants on land rented from the Crown, in the 1830s when it was ‘a school for farmers’ sons’ the villagers forcibly took possession of it, disputing the claim of George Gent of Moyns to have the right to appoint the headmaster. Eventually an Ecclesiastical Court upheld the villagers’ claim. A moot hall is meeting or assembly building, traditionally to decide local issues. ...

Colonel J. C. Humphrey, son of the village wheelwright, allegedly invented corrugated iron. He built and lived in the Iron House, North Street, which was sadly demolished in the 1960s. At one time Humphreys Ltd of London claimed to the be ‘largest works in the world’ and held a Royal Warrant as ‘supplier to His Majesty King Edward VII’. Corrugated iron is a building material made by taking sheet iron or steel and pressing it into corrugations to give the flat sheet stiffness without the need for a frame. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... Edward VII King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Emperor of India His Majesty King Edward VII (9 November 1841–6 May 1910) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King of the Commonwealth realms, and the Emperor of India. ...

Modern times

Recently there has been much property development around Steeple Bumpstead including the addition of Freezes Barns, Old Hall Close and Suckling's Yard.

There are many facilities in Steeple Bumpstead for residents including a local village Mace Store, a Post Office, a Petrol station, an Antiques Shop, and a library in the aforementioned Moot Hall. Steeple Bumpstead is also fortunate enough to have its own medical practice providing first rate care to the community. In addition to these local facilities, Steeple Bumpstead has two pubs, The Fox and Hounds and The Red Lion. The Fox and Hounds has recently been taken under new management, and is steadily becoming one of the best pubs around Haverhill and in the county.

Steeple Bumpstead has its own School, Stanley Drapkin Primary School, Steeple Bumpstead. In the latest Ofsted report, Stanley Drapkin Primary School, Steeple Bumpstead was described as follows:

"This is an effective school which provides good value for money. Leadership and management are good. Pupils are happy, behave very well and enjoy their work. By the time they leave the school, pupils are achieving above-average standards overall. The teaching is good overall and this ensures that pupils enjoy learning and achieve well."

Steeple Bumpstead has a Scout Group: 1st Steeple Bumpstead Scouts, this consists of a Beaver Colony, A Cub Pack and a Scout Troop. The group in total has circa 100 members. The Cub Pack and Scout Troop meet on Fridays while the Beaver Colony meets on Mondays. An Article on 1st Steeple Bumpstead Scouts has recently been published by the Haverhill Echo written by a member of the Scout Troop on Work Experience. For further information consult The HCV Scout Website. There is also an active Brownies group, and a Girl Guides group. Scouting in Essex is part of the Scout Association in the United Kingdom. ... It has been suggested that Gimmie 5 be merged into this article or section. ...

On the 14th June 2007, the areas close to the "Bumpstead Brook" were flooded due to the stream bursting its banks. As a result many homes along Water Lane, Helions Bumpstead Road, The Ford and around Haverhill Road were flooded. The village was featured on the Friday 15th June "Look East" evening news as a result.

External links

  • The Fox and Hounds
  • Steeple Bumpstead - White's Directory of Essex, 1848
  • HCV Scout District Website
  • Steeple Bumpstead Website
  • Steeple Bumpstead Primary School
  • The Chocolate Lady - Steeple Bumpstead
  • Yew Tree House B&B
  • Ofsted Entry for Stanley Drapkin Primary School, Steeple Bumpstead

Coordinates: 52°02′N, 0°27′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

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Later they moved their meeting place to Steeple Bumpstead and many more people joined them there, including many from the surrounding villages.
A week long mission was held in the card shed of the Village Store at Helions Bumpstead and many converts used to walk to Steeple Bumpstead for the Services on Sundays and carried food for their midday meal.
Steeple Bumpstead: Information from Answers.com (294 words)
Steeple Bumpstead is a village in the district of Braintree, Essex, United Kingdom, 3 miles south of Haverhill.
Steeple Bumpstead has a Scout Group: 1st Steeple Bumpstead Scouts, this consists of a Beaver Colony, A Cub Pack and a Scout Troop.
Steeple Bumpstead also has a chocolate factory run by The Chocolate Lady, For more information on The Chocolate Lady see her website here:- The Steeple Bumpstead Chocolate Lady.
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