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:


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 as you walk through the village and meet characters from past centuries!  
 Dates of our 2020 walks are as follows: Saturday May 16th, Saturday June 20th and Saturday September 12th.

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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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