Gringley on the Hill, Nottinghamshire
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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Gringley-on-the-Hill St. Peter and St. Paul|
|Poor Law union||East Retford|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Gringley on the Hill from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Gringley-on-the-Hill (St. Peter and St. Paul))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Nottinghamshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Gringley on the Hill are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Nottinghamshire newspapers online:
- Nottingham Evening Post
- Nottinghamshire Guardian
- Nottingham Review and General Advertiser for the Midland Counties
- Nottingham Gazette, and Political, Literary, Agricultural & Commercial Register for the Midland Counties
The Visitation of Nottinghamshire 1569 & 1614 is available on the Heraldry page.