Grafton Regis

Welcome to the village of Grafton Regis official website.

Grafton Regis is a small but historic village in the south of the county of Northamptonshire, in the East Midlands area of England.  We are located midway between the towns of Milton Keynes to the south and Northampton to the north, and close to the Grand Union Canal.

Although the village is very small, with a population of around 100, we have major historical links.  In the 12th and 13th centuries, Grafton belonged to the Abbey of Grestain in France, and the Woodville family came to live here.  In the 15th century, Elizabeth Woodville, the Queen of Edward IV, was born and was married here.  In the 16th century, Henry VIII spent most of the summers of his reign in Grafton and expanded the manor house into a palace.

The website contains more historical information together with details about life in Grafton Regis today.

We also hold regular fund-raising events to support the Village Hall and the Church:

White Elephant Sale, Saturday February 23rd in the Village Hall, 2pm until 4.30pm. 
Come along and check out what's for sale! 
Refreshments will be served.
The event is being held to raise funds for a new set of bell ropes for the Church of St Mary the Virgin.
Work on repairing and refurbishing the Church tower should start in the Spring.  This will give us a new bell-ringing floor and a better space for our bellringers to ring from.  The current set of bell ropes is worn out; one rope has already frayed and broken off.  A new set of bell ropes comes at £198 per rope plus VAT and we have five bells to ring.
Grafton Regis: 1,000 years in 100 minutes! 

2019 d
ates.  Please note the new date for our third walk!
Experience 1,000 years of history in 100 minutes!  The amazing history of Grafton Regis comes to life!  The dates for the 2019 events are Saturday May 11th, Saturday June 22nd and Saturday September 14th. 
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Grafton & World War One -  Request for Information
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Did you watch the BBC's White Queen?
Want to know more?  Buy one of our CD's
(View our history section) 

Visiting the Church.
Our Church is OPEN every day.
Our main service is held on the third Sunday of the month at 11a.m.
If you are bringing a group to visit, please check with the churchwarden before your visit to ensure that there are not any christenings, weddings or funerals booked on the day  you intend to visit.
We can also give you advice on the best place to park and on disabled access to the building.
Tel: 0752 607389 or by e mail (

New book on Grafton Regis - can you help us, please? (Link)




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