The Parish of Staple:


  • There are two gentlemen's seats at Staple: Crixhall and The Groves.


  • The oldest established vineyard in East Kent was established at Staple, but is no longer in use.


  • Since 1993 Barnsole Vineyard has been operating in the village.


  • In the 16th Century fairs were  held twice a year, on 28 December and 25 July, offering 'toys and pedlary'.


  • Since 1990 Staple Country & Craft Fayre has been held on the last Sunday in June.


  • The village church, dedicated to St James the Great, was built in the 14th century as a replacement for an earlier Saxon chapel.


  • There used to be many pubs in Staple, but only two remain: The Black Pig at Barnsole and The Frog & orange at Shatterling.


  • Of the many nurseries and garden centres in Staple only one remains: Layham Garden Centre at Barnsole.


  • Staple has a village shop, located at The Black Pig, Barnsole.


  • Staple has a Village Hall and a Recreation ground; both of which are owned by the Parish Council, and are managed by a committee of trustees.   

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