St Mary, Standon
Standon is located in Hertfordshire
Location within Hertfordshire
Population4,141 (Parish, 2001)[1]
4,335 (2011 Census including Old Hall Green and Wellpond Green)[2]
OS grid referenceTL396224
Civil parish
  • Standon
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWARE
Postcode districtSG11
Dialling code01920
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°52′58″N 0°01′45″E / 51.882659°N 0.02921°E / 51.882659; 0.02921

Standon is a village and civil parish in Hertfordshire, England. The parish includes the adjoining village of Puckeridge. The village church of St Mary has Saxon origins with much Victorian restoration. It contains the ornate tomb of the Tudor courtier Sir Ralph Sadler.

The Prime Meridian passes to the west of Standon.

The place-name is first attested in a Saxon charter of 944–46 AD and means "stony hill".

Standon village has many local facilities. In addition to the church, there is a village hall, two public houses, a Chinese restaurant, post office, butcher, baker, and newsagent. Villagers also make frequent use of facilities in neighbouring Puckeridge, which include a pharmacy, estate agent, petrol station, public houses, doctor's surgery and primary schools (including St Thomas of Canterbury, a Roman Catholic primary school).

Arthur Martin-Leake, one of only three men to be awarded the Victoria Cross twice, was born in the village.

The Standon Calling music festival is held in the village.

Standon features in the novel The House on Boulby Cliff by Kevin Corby Bowyer, one-time organist of St Mary's Church.

See also


  1. ^ "Parish Headcounts, Area: Standon CP". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001. Retrieved 2 May 2009.
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 1 November 2016.

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