Grafton Regis, St Mary the Virgin

Grafton Regis, St Mary

Grafton Regis, St Mary

A royal village indelibly linked with Edward lV ‘s Queen. Elizabeth Woodville and with Charles ll who gave this crown property to his natural son Henry FitzRoy, Duke of Grafton. In the church there is a small museum collection of relics from the Woodville period together with useful explanatory notes. The monument to the Queen’s grandfather, Sir John Wydevyl (as it is spelled on his etched slab) is now situated at the west end of the church. It was he who added to tower to the building at around 1400. The FitzRoy family emerge in a number of handsome wall tablets, the best of which is by John Flaxman, R.A. to Charlotte, Countess of Euston (d.1808) – Grecian in style with a pair of protective white marble figures, Faith and Hope. In 2011 these memorials were extended ...

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Contact & Opening Times

St Mary the Virgin
Bozenham Mill Lane
Grafton Regis
NN12 7SS

Opening Times


The church is normally open during daylight hours.


Contact Details


In the first instance, please contact:


Jean Glanville – 01908 543463


Judy Kendrick-Simonsen – 07521 168268

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