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The Maplesteads

Great Maplestead is a village in the Braintree District. In the 1870s, the Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales said that Great Maplestead ‘took its name from maple trees, which anciently flourished on or around its site, and has the repute of being a very healthy place’.

Little Maplestead is the smaller neighbouring village with a round church which was probably built around 1335 which is the latest of only 4 round churches still in use in England rendering it of great historical importance. It was built on a site given to the Order of the Knights of St John of Jerusalem known as the Knights Hospitaller. The round shape of the church is thought to celebrate the resurrection.

Local Amenities

The Great Maplestead village hall is one of the main gathering points for the community. It hosts various events throughout the year including jumble sales and the Christmas bazaar. It also provides a regular base for the village organisations and clubs. There are several businesses located in Little Maplestead including a local family run boarding kennels and cattery dedicated to making you pets stay a happy one.

At St Giles C of E primary school in Great Maplstead the children are really supportive of one another and are encouraged to be full and active members of the school community.  The school is a special place – vibrant, musical, creative and successful.



What Else To Expect

The communities of Great and Little Maplestead are welcoming and friendly, with a number of groups for different interests. If you are looking for somewhere small but where you can still get involved in local activities, then these villages will be able to provide what you are looking for.

Little Maplestead has an authentic Indian restaurant and takeaway with more than 30 years of experience by the owners and recipes handed down by generations. The team at Little India is dedicated to exceeding guests expectations and making each dining experience memorable. With a very extensive menu they can cater for any occasion!

Properties in Great and Little Maplestead

Great Maplestead and Little Maplestead are both small villages located just outside of Halstead. Being situated in the countryside, many properties come with more space inside and out. There are many beautiful properties in The Maplesteads surrounded by fields giving you the perfect rural life. As with many local villages around Halstead, you can find a mix of character and more modern properties. 


Estate Agents for The Maplesteads

With an office in Halstead, our team of estate agents are well-placed to buy or sell your property in Great and Little Maplestead. We can support you with last minute viewings, negotiations and also help with the legal process to ensure a quick and smooth sale where possible. 

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