Bumpstead, Steeple, a parish in Essex, 2 1/2 miles S from Stunner station on the G.E.R., and 8 1/2 NE by E of Thaxted. It has a post and money order office under Haverhill, which is the telegraph office. Acreage, 3766; population of the civil parish, 1014; of the ecclesiastical, 972. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £182 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is a finely proportioned edifice of flint and brick in the Perpendicular style. There is also a Congregational chapel, rebuilt in 1884. Moyns Park and Bower Hall are country seats in this parish.
Steeple Bumpstead, Essex