St Nicholas’ Church – East Grafton
The Green
East Grafton

In the nineteenth century an enlightened and energetic vicar, John Ward, fought a long campaign to give Grafton its own church.

He persuaded the Marquess of Ailesbury, who owned the land around, to give enough ground for a church, a parsonage and a school.

The church was completed in 1844. It is built of Bath stone, in the Romanesque or neo-Norman style, with an apse and a campanile, rather like a smaller edition of Wilton church near Salisbury.

The apse is the most distinctive feature of our church, and its decoration is the work of Willement, famous for his church interiors

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