Graveley, Hertfordshire

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Graveley is a village and civil parish about four miles east of Hitchin and two miles north of Stevenage in Hertfordshire, England. In 2011 part of the parish became part of the new civil parish designated Great Ashby Community Council.[1]

St. Mary's church, Graveley

Graveley is built on a Roman road, which developed into a section of the Great North Road.[2]

There are a number of attractive cottages and houses, including The George and Dragon pub which has an 18th-century facade of chequered brick. There is another pub, The Wagon & Horses, and at one time there were four, but two have now closed down. Nearby is the site of a former village, Chesfield – all that remain are the ruined walls of its 14th-century church.

According to statistics[when?] by the North Hertfordshire District Council, Graveley had a population of 1,731, which at the time included Great Ashby.[3] The population of the remaining civil parish of Graveley at the 2011 Census was 487.[4] The village is still growing, with several new houses added in recent years.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Great Ashby Community Council, Accessed 19 May 2012
  2. ^ "Graveley village" (PDF).
  3. ^ North Hertfordshire District Council - Codicote, Graveley & Hexton Archived 2007-07-04 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 29 October 2016.

Coordinates: 51°56′N 0°13′W / 51.933°N 0.217°W / 51.933; -0.217