Hampton Lucy

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

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

Prominent residents[edit]

  • Charles Maries (1851–1902), the Victorian botanist was born and educated at Hampton Lucy.[2]
  • Sir Ian Wilmut OBE, the embryologist, was born in Hampton Lucy on 7 July 1944.

Rev.Canon Osbert Mordaunt,for twenty years proprietor of the village public-house at Hampton Lucy. Rector from 1874 to 1922.[3] Died in October 1923[4] [5]

Hampton Lucy Grammar School[edit]

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.[6] 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.[7] 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.


New York Times,July 14,1898,August 25,1898.

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

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Coordinates: 52°12′42″N 1°37′42″W / 52.21153°N 1.62822°W / 52.21153; -1.62822