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Grateley, Hampshire

Historical Description

Grateley, a parish in Hants, near the boundary with Wilts, 6½ miles WSW of Andover. It has a station on the L. & S.W.R. 73 miles from London, and a post office under Andover; money order office, Amport; telegraph office, Grateley railway station. Acreage, 1551; population, 221, A village once stood here which dated from the Saxon times,. was the place of a witenagemote under Athelstane in 928, and is traditionally said to have had five churches. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester; gross value,, £270 with residence. The church is Early English and good, and has some fragments of fine Early English stained glass, which after removal from Salisbury Cathedral were given to Grate-ley Church in 1787.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyHampshire 
Ecclesiastical parishGrately St. Leonard 
Poor Law unionAndover 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Visitations Heraldic

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DistrictTest Valley
RegionSouth East
Postal districtSP11
Post TownAndover