The first part is pronounced "sty", to rhyme with "fly".
The village lies on the quiet road that runs between Greenstead Green and Bradwell-juxta-Coggeshall.
All Saints Church dates from the Norman period, but was restored in 1844. It has a tower and a shingle spire.
Stisted Hall was built in 1823.
The Poet Laureate Andrew Motion spent his childhood at Stisted.