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Gringley on the Hill, Nottinghamshire

Historical Description

Gringley-on-the-Hill, a village and a parish in Notts. The village stands near the Chesterfield Canal, 3 miles from Beckingham station on the G.N.R., and 6 ESE of Bawtry. It was known at one time as Greenalege, and afterwards as Gringley-super-Montem; is large, well built, and compact; enjoys a fine climate, and is a good resort for invalids; has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Bawtry; a library, and a fair on 13 Dec. The parish comprises 4351 acres. Population, 742. The manor belongs to the Duke of Portland. The Beacon Hill, near the church, stands out conspicuously, and commands a panoramic view of from 20 to 30 miles in radius; and was the place of Prince Rupert's encampment, whence he routed the parliamentarian army, and succoured the royalists in Newark Castle. Remains of a Roman camp are near the Beacon. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; gross value,, £450 with residence. Patron, the Duke of Rutland. The church is Early English, was enlarged and improved in 1711, and repaired in 1867, and has a pinnacled tower. An ancient cross is near it, with the remains of the parish stocks at its foot There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyNottinghamshire 
Ecclesiastical parishGringley-on-the-Hill St. Peter and St. Paul 
Poor Law unionEast Retford 

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Land and Property

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RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtDN10
Post TownDoncaster