Hampton Lucy

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Hampton Lucy
Hampton Lucy signpost
A signpost in the centre of Hampton Lucy
Coordinates: 52°12′43″N 1°37′34″W / 52.21189°N 1.62611°W / 52.21189; -1.62611Coordinates: 52°12′43″N 1°37′34″W / 52.21189°N 1.62611°W / 52.21189; -1.62611
CountryUnited Kingdom
 • Total566

Hampton Lucy is a village and civil parish on the River Avon, 4 miles (6.4 km) northeast of Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire England. The population of the civil parish as taken at the 2011 census was 566.[1]


Hampton Lucy from Charlecote Park, dominated by the St Peter ad Vincula parish church

The grammar school at Hampton Lucy was founded and endowed by the Rev. Richard Hill, curate of Hampton Lucy, in the 11th year of the reign of Charles I of England.[2] In 1867, the school had two departments; the upper department had some boarding school students who were each charged 8 pounds, 8 shillings per year.[3] The school closed and was replaced by the Hampton Lucy Grammar School Foundation, which is a charity providing educational grants to children and young persons residing in the parishes of Hampton Lucy, Charlecote, Wasperton or Alveston.

Notable people associated with the village are Charles Maries (1851–1902), the Victorian botanist who was born and educated at Hampton Lucy,[4] Sir Ian Wilmut OBE, the embryologist, who was born in Hampton Lucy on 7 July 1944, and Rev. Canon Osbert Mordaunt, who for twenty years was proprietor of the village public house and rector from 1874 to 1922,[5] who died in October 1923.[6] [7]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 28 December 2015.
  2. ^ History, gazetteer, and directory of Warwickshire. Francis White & Co. 1850. p. 779.
  3. ^ Reports from Commissioners: 1867–8. Thirteenth Volume.—Part XII. Schools Inquiry Commission. 1868. pp. 703–704.
  4. ^ "The Life and Times of Charles Maries". Hampton Lucy village website. Archived from the original on 2011-07-23. Retrieved 14 March 2013.
  5. ^ "The Peerage". Retrieved 14 March 2013.
  6. ^ Border Cities Star - Oct 22, 1923
  7. ^ "A Parson-Publican". Mataura Ensign. Issue 476 page 4. National Library of New Zealand. 25 August 1898. Retrieved 14 March 2013.

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