Grafton Regis Village
Almost 450 heritage organisations in England, including Grafton Regis Heritage Centre have been awarded cash from the first round of the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage
Grants of up to £1 million will deliver a lifeline for the heritage sector in England with further support to follow and larger grants for capital projects awarded through the Heritage Stimulus Fund
First major tranche of funding from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund
Grafton Regis Heritage Centre at St Mary the Virgin Church receives lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund!
Welcome to the village of Grafton Regis.
We are a small village, but we have a huge History!
One of the best kept secrets of Northamptonshire, Grafton Regis is a small but historic village in the south of the county 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, also known as the White Queen (as seen on the recent TV series) 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.
Explore this website which contains more historical information together with details about life in Grafton Regis today.
We hold regular fund-raising events to support the Village Hall and the Church
Our Next Event!
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!
Regretfully due to the pandemic, we had to cancel our walks scheduled for Saturday May 16th and Saturday June 20th. However our September 12th walk took place but with appropriate social distancing and limited numbers. We hope to be publishing the dates for next year soon so please keep checking our Events page for the latest information!
What was Grafton Regis' involvement in the Great War, and a Request for Information about some of the soldiers commemorated on the Parish Memorial....
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 normally open every day, but is currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.
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: 07528 607389 or by e mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
New book on Grafton Regis - can you help us please?
Due to the small size of the village, funds for the upkeep of the Church and the Village Hall are always tight. If you would like to help keep it's history alive you can make a donation using the button below - any amount is very welcome and much appreciated!