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Grateley is a small village in the north west of Hampshire, England.

Grateley lies just to the South of the pre-historic hillfort of Quarley Hill. The Parish covers 1551 acres with 607 people living in 250 dwellings. The village has two shops, two pubs, a thirteenth century church (St. Leonard's), a primary school, a railway station, a small business park, a golf driving range, and is surrounded by farmland with ancient footpaths and droveways ideal for those who appreciate the English countryside.

Grateley is historic in its own right. For it was in Grateley that the first laws of England were set down in 936 AD by King Aethelstan. Also, Grateley was one of many ammunition dumps during the World Wars.

In the Parish are also: Monxton, Amport and Quarley.

Grateley railway station is on the West of England Main Line.

Grateley has its roots firmly in agriculture; as are most of the villages in Hampshire. Farming has been the main source of income for parishioners for the past 2000 years, now like many other rural locations the reliance upon farming as a livelihood is slowly dying out to the extent nowadays that less than 10% of the village population rely upon agriculture as an occupation.

Coordinates: 51°10'N, 1°36'W


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