Place:


Grafton  Wiltshire

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Grafton like this:

GRAFTON (East), a tything and a chapelry in Great Bedwin parish, Wilts. The tything lies near the Kennet and Avon canal, about 3 miles SSE of Savernake r. station, and 6½ N of Ludgershall. The chapelry was constituted in 1844; and it has a post office under Marlborough. Rated property, £4, 887. ...


Pop., 1, 011. Houses, 195. The property is divided among three. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £115. Patron, the vicar of Great Bedwin. The church was built in 1842; is an elegant edifice in the Norman style, with a north-western tower; and has a memorial window, put up in 1856, to the late Marquis of Ailesbury.

Grafton through time

Grafton is now part of Kennet district. Click here for graphs and data of how Kennet has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Grafton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Grafton, in Kennet and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/11772

Date accessed: 21st September 2017


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