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.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Grafton, in Kennet and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 24th March 2017
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