Stanstead St Margarets
Marina on the River Lea Navigation
Stanstead St Margarets is located in Hertfordshire
Stanstead St Margarets
Stanstead St Margarets
Location within Hertfordshire
Population1,652 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid referenceTL3711
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWARE
Postcode districtSG12
Dialling code01920
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°47′N 0°00′E / 51.79°N 00.00°E / 51.79; 00.00

Stanstead St Margarets, often abbreviated to just St Margarets, is a village and civil parish in the district of East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, England. It is located halfway between the towns of Hoddesdon and Ware. The village is separated from the village of Stanstead Abbotts by the River Lea, and had a population of 1,318 at the census of 2001,[2] increasing to 1,652 at the 2011 Census.[1]


The Greenwich Meridian (longitude 0°) passes through the village with its exact position marked by Meridian obelisks which were erected in 1984 to commemorate the centenary of the adoption of the prime meridian line.[3] The current line is one of many that have existed, however the Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) system uses a prime meridian that is about 100 metres east of the Greenwich Meridian at Stanstead Abbotts.[citation needed]


The village is served by St Margarets station on the Hertford East Line, operated by Abellio Greater Anglia. St Margarets station was formerly the junction with the now closed Buntingford Branch Line.

Sport and leisure

The St. Margaretsbury recreation ground hosts both a football club, St. Margaretsbury F.C., and includes both youth and adult football teams, as well as a cricket club.[4]

The village has a Scout Group, the 1st Stanstead Abbotts & St. Margaret's Scout Group.[5]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Parish Headcount: Stanstead St Margarets CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 28 April 2004. Retrieved 17 December 2009.
  3. ^ "Stanstead Abbotts Online". Retrieved 28 June 2010.
  4. ^ "St Margaretsbury Cricket Club". Retrieved 12 August 2009.
  5. ^ "1st Stanstead Abbotts & St. Margaret's Scout Group". Retrieved 12 August 2009.