Grafton Regis

Welcome to the village of Grafton Regis 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:

Stop Press! - The PCC of St Mary the Virgin is pleased to announce the award of a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.  Further details on the Church page.

2018 - Grafton Regis: 1,000 years in 100 minutes!
Experience 1,000 years of history in 100 minutes!  The amazing history of Grafton Regis comes to life!  The Saturdays for next year's events are May 12th (fully booked), June 23rd (fully booked) and October 6th.
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Grafton & World War One - WW1 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
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Visiting the Church.
If you are visiting Grafton Regis and would like access to the church, please contact the churchwarden beforehand on 07528 607389 or by e mail ( that we can ensure that the church will be open for you

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




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